She’s now planning to sue and she’s perfectly entitled to do so.
It’s a bad idea to steal someone else’s idea. That’s why we have the Copyright Act and laws on intellectual property.
Plagiarism is a no-no in the world of journalism. Yes, many of us have to say the same thing, tell the same story – but we have to say it differently. You do not pick up the work of others and pass it off as your own. Dr Lee has admitted her mistake but says she didn’t attempt to plagiarise but “simply forgot to acknowledge the source”. While it may be true and I have no wish to go into the politics of Singapore’s first family, plagiarism remains an unacceptable matter.
At Pos Malaysia, too, was caught in a situation where a photographer complained that his work had been used in a stamp without his permission.
It is just wrong that people should steal the ideas of other who have worked hard to produce a piece of