The Press Plagiarist Of The Year Award
"But there isn't any rule against copying stuff off a website, is there?"
So pleaded The Daily Mail when caught red-handed back in 2002, having run a feature called Blue Peter Saints & Sinners. The editorial process at the Mail turned out to be: a visit to nostalgia site TV Cream; a use of the "cut" and "paste" features found in web browsers and desktop publishers; then hiding when they got found out.
With intellectual property such a hot issue, and with a new army of bloggers chomping at the bit to tear a strip off the "mainstream media", you might have thought that journalists would be a lot more careful about playing nice with the web......"