Brian Russell writes to let us know that WCOM is podcasting all of their talk shows. A good step in making community radio even more accessible. Now if they would add better descriptions of the shows — overall and individual segments.
Archive for January 18th, 2006
Jan 18 2006
A Warren-Wilson alum alerts us to this Library Journal article:
But Wikipedia has a more fleshed out version of the story of the story here. Vice has his defenders.
One of Vice’s defenders is Jake York the editor of Thicket ,where both Carl Cramer’s “Flaming Cross” and Vice’s “Tuscaloosa Knights” were printed together in the same issue. York and those who comment on his defense “Fell In Alabama: Brad Vice’s Tuscaloosa Night” at storySouth blog conflate the concepts of copyright and plagiarism — they are not the same.
One of the Vice offenders, Robert Clark Young (who is not a completely pure character himself), wrote in a tough piece in New York Press that there were additional plagarisms from Vice and pointed out another story which had appeared in Atlantic Monthly was plagarised. Young went to Vice’s University of Cincinnati dissertation and found the same plagarisms in place.
But Young also took shots at the Sewanee Writers’ Conference and Barry Hannah, Tony Earley and others. This lead to Jason Sanford of StorySouth pointing out that Young had previously attacked the Sewanee Conference. In Sanford’s mind, Young had a vendetta against the conference.
My take. Perhaps Vice is practicing remix culture which is legal in the eyes of copyright, but by not crediting his sources he was also practicing plagiarism. Unlike say Pound or Eliot who also borrowed, he borrowed heavily and directly enough without crediting his sources and influences.
Harry Shearer’s Le Show for Jan 15th notices that military bloggers are being shutdown unless they toe the line. No surprise there. Newday reported the story earlier this month. While everyone sees a need for information control in a war zone especially, the Newsday writer notes: a complete milblog blackout may never succeed.