The Denver Post’s Woody Paige apologized for “lifting quotes without attribution” in an article on ESPN, Regret the Error reported. Paige reportedly took three quotes from SportsBusiness Journal’s John Ourand’s article, Westword reported.
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Also noteworthy is that the Denver Post has been suing other bloggers and other web users through copyright-enforcement group Righthaven since December. StinkyJournalism would think that the Post (and fellow Righthaven-client the Las Vegas Review-Journal) would be extra careful to attribute any information provided from another news outlet, given its controversial and high-profile attempts to keep anyone from infringing its work.
CLARIFICATION - June 12, 2011 05:20 PM
Clarified headline to reflect that the Denver Post’s Woody Paige admitted to “lifting quotes.” Thanks to Isaac Cubillos for pointing it out.