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Be wary of this trap, attribute always

I COULD not help but notice that you seem to be falling into the trap of your colleagues at other publications of not acknowledging the source of information in your weekly paper.



tica, sans-serif”>This in my view is a huge sin.


You will no doubt recall that a prize-winning colleague at one of the leading South African publications was disgraced for the same offence and I believe we have our own Tim Chigodo who prostituted the photocopier for intellectual property a few years back.


The offending piece was in your Insurance Survey supplement article on accidents.


Although it was meant to be a light-hearted fun read, you spoilt it by reproducing from Richard Lederer’s “Anguished English” published in 1987 without acknowledging it.


The book has been available in most leading bookshops and I am sure on the Internet as well.


The Zimbabwe Independent has become the leader in news in Zimbabwe through well-balanced and researched articles.


Regrettably resorting to the photocopy can only be an insult to your discerning readership and all associated with your newspaper.


Or could it be, heaven forbid, that you have joined the bandwagon of the madding crowd by holding your readership in contempt?


Whatever you do, whatever your reasons, I must beg you please not to destroy this lively paper.


Chris Veremu,

Harare.

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