Several outlets today are reporting the story of artist Richard Prince, who stole the work of others off Instagram, and sold it for upwards of 90,000.
Obviously plagiarism strikes a cord with journalists, who are required to maintain the utmost level of integrity in their work. But is simply screen capturing what others have done a type of plagiarism? Or is it art? Here, CNN asks whether the act is selfish:
As journalists, we have to be diligent to make sure our work is our own, and if this Richard Prince scandal had occurred in the world of media, the answer would be clear: yes, it’s theft, and it’s unacceptable. Here’s some tweets that CNN found that highlight people’s reactions:
Who is worse than Richard Prince, indeed? Certainly not anyone that works in a respectable industry like journalism, where the reporting and the story have to come from you. Here’s what CNN had to say about what the Washington Post had to say:
So obviously this isn’t the first time Prince has done with. Frankly people like him make me sick. Here’s a quote from him that CNN obtained from his public twitter profile: