>Why am I bothering to wrack my brain to create original stories when I could just lift some stuff out of already existing books? And get big money and movie deals for it? Why shouldn’t I let someone else do all the work and reap the benefits? Why am I on the grind when I could be chillin’ in the villainous cut?
As of yesterday, the number of identical and/or extremely familiar passages Kaavya Viswanathan had
stolen “unintentionally and unconsciously” lifted was thought to be between 24 and 29. Now it’s up to 40. And this child got $500K and a movie deal for her book, which she ripped off from someone else’s books.