They say there should always be attribution. If we do that, all those singing Magkaisa, Balatkayo and songs of VST & Co.,, when they don't say they are the composer, we can charge them with plagiarism if we follow what critics say. - Sen. Vicente Sotto III, http://www.rappler.com/nation/11405-sotto-blasts-critics,-backs-blogging-billSotto's defense so far:
- Originally: NO, I DID NOT COPY ANYTHING FROM ANYONE.
- His staff tried to click the link but it failed to download.
- They cannot access the original so they think "copying" the blog which quoted the book they were trying to access is ok.
- Plagiarism is not a crime here in the Philippines, so, there's nothing really wrong with what he did.
Kill me now, please. Wait -- I think it's a crime to kill me even if I beg for it. If it's not a law here in the Philippines, maybe it's OK to kill me. I'll sign a waiver.
Or wake me up when 2013 election is over.