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Judith Griggs: An Update

In a badly-edited statement on the Cooks Source website, editor Judith Griggs of the Great Copyright Scandal of 2010 has offered an apology, of sorts, and made good on Monica Gaudio’s request for a contribution in her name to the Columbia School of Journalism.

But apparently Ms Griggs is still not sure how the internet works, much to the amusement of commenters at SBTB and elsewhere.

We have cancelled our Facebook page on Thursday, November 4th, 2010 at 6:00PM. It has since been since been hacked by unknown parties and now someone else unknown to us has control of it.

It’s called ‘angry internet people posting on your wall’, dear.

In her statement, Griggs also promises to actually vet her sources and contributors in the future, and make sure that everything they print is with the copyright holder’s permission.  All of which she should have been doing in the first place.

Judith Griggs and Plagiarism

Smart Bitches, Trashy Books is calling for a new definition of the term Judith Griggs, following an incident where the aforementioned editor of Cook’s Source was caught plagiarising an article for profit without permission.  To add insult to injury (and copyright infringement), Griggs then had the sheer nerve to inform the original author that she should be grateful and pay them for stealing her work!  Apparently if you’re Judith Griggs, the web is considered “public domain”!

Judith Griggs
Function: verb
Inflected Form(s): griggs’d
Pronunciation: gr\ i \gz

1. To use content on the web without permission, then request payment from original author for rewrites and editing.
2. To remain ignorant of plagiarism, ethics, copyright, and asshat behavior.

Etymology: From Cook’s Source editor Judith Griggs’ use of Monica’s article from GodeCookery without attribution or permission, and from Griggs’ subsequent rejection and ridicule of Monica’s request for compensation.

Example of usage: “Why’d you get an F on that essay?”
“I griggs’d the professor’s doctoral thesis from her website, and I even cleaned it up for her and told her she should give me an A, but she failed me anyway.”

Alternate usage: “For tomorrow’s deadline, I’m going to griggs some article from LiveJournal but edit it to remove the humor and interestingness.”

According to comments on pretty much everything I already linked, Cook’s Source has also plagiarized articles from other sources, including The Food Network and Web MD!  What on earth is wrong with this woman?  (And why is she being paid to do such a crappy job while I’m unemployed??)

You know what’s ridiculous?

The price of women’s clothing, that is what’s ridiculous.

Two pairs of jeans and two bras (both buy one get one 50% off!) and three pairs of underpants (3 for $20) for nearly $200.  two hundres fucking dollars!

I know for a fact that my husband’s jeans contain more material than mine, and tend to be of heavier denim and better made.  And they’re half the price!  Even from his ridiculously expensive Tall People Store!  And I get to pay three times the price for the privilege of buying crapper jeans.

There is definitely something wrong with this picture.

Also ridiculous?  The complete lack of anything decent on TV on Saturday night.

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