RE: RARA-AVIS: It's a steal. (formerly God is a Bullet)

Bill Hagen (
Wed, 21 Apr 1999 00:05:25 -0500 (CDT) > How about Jaws, a direct steal from Enemy of the People.
> Jerry Buck

The mayor doesn't want to close the beach because it would be bad for
business, which is like the whole town being against closing the supposedly
health springs...but the plots diverge pretty radically fr. there! What's
a "direct steal"?

Can we come up with degrees of theft here? From page lifting to grand
larceny of a whole plot? And should we come up with a special category for
authors who steal from themselves?

Course making discriminations could snip this thread, and I wouldn't want
to do that.

Bill Hagen

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