“We acknowledge at this juncture that the controversy lends itself well to questions about the notions of originality, authorship, and intellectual property, and their tenability in a milieu far removed from the one in which these were first invented and circulated; we aver, however, that any productive inquiry into the matter must begin by taking these as axiomatic, because such notions underwrite the very fields within which Yuson committed the malpractice of his craft (or sullen art).” Read “Ruins and monuments: A collective statement on the plagiarism of Krip Yuson”—which provides a useful capsule analysis of Yuson’s problematic apology—in entirety here.

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