Saturday, March 12, 2005
Where's The Whole Story?
An exclusive report by CBS4 News indicates embattled University of Colorado professor Ward Churchill may have broken copyright law by making a mirror image of an artist's work and selling it as his own.
Placing Churchill's work beside that of renowned artist Thomas E. Mails and the two look like mirror images. But one is a copyrighted drawing. The other is an autographed print by Churchill.
According to the Washington Post, the negotiations that the SAEN reports on today broke down after Churchill was accused of plagiarizing the work of another professor:
Settlement talks between the University of Colorado and professor Ward Churchill, who compared some Sept. 11, 2001, victims to a Nazi broke down Friday after the Rocky Mountain News reported that Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia had accused Churchill of plagiarizing the work of one of its professors eight years ago.
The SAEN wants you to feel sorry for Ward Churchill. The SAEN wants you to think Churchill's free speech rights are being trampled on, and so the SAEN won't report the whole story. Shame on them.
I only read the SAEN for state and local issues, because I don't know of any other source for this.