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Cutting and pasting put Mia Farrow in trouble.

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  1. Richard

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    Mia Farrow one of the potential witness who were invited to testify in the war crimes tribunal in the Hague, today admited that she cut, edited and pasted some of the crucial words from the previous article written by guadian newspaper.

    She admited that she used the newspaper's information about blood diamond which she later included in her own blog the act which indicate that she was trying to convince her audience that Mr Taylor should be tried in war crimes court.

    The former film star now UN ambassador of will for peace did copy , cut and pasted the following Guardian Q & A which left lots of caviets.

    Newspapers's Q & A

    Prosecutors say the story, if true, would back up allegations that Taylor traded guns to neighbouring Sierra Leone rebels in exchange for uncut diamonds. The prosecution argues that the diamond allegedly given to Campbell was likely to have been part of a batch obtained by Taylor from Sierra Leone and taken to South Africa for sale or exchange for arms.

    And in her own blog she inserted new words as:

    Prosecutors say the story, backs up allegations that Taylor traded guns to neighbouring Sierra Leone rebels in exchange for uncut diamonds. The prosecution argues that the diamond allegedly given to Campbell was likely to have been part of a batch obtained by Taylor from Sierra Leone and taken to South Africa for sale or exchange for arms.

    Defence lawyer Mr Morris Anyah grilling miss Mia Farrow, he repeatedly asked her about her use of the Guardian article and why she edited it and in the end he show that Mia Farrow has preconcieved ideas about Mr Taylor and that she is not a credible witness.

    The two phrases "if true, would backup allegation against Mr Taylor" and that of "the story backsup allegation againts Mr Taylor" will have significant consequences on the ongoing trial considering that the case is trying to link if Mr Taylor had used the germs to exchange with arms from South Africa.

    The lawyer Mr Anyah also asked Mia Farrow to confirm if she also edited Miss Naomi Campbell's name from Supermodel Naomi Campbell to only Naomi Campbell.

    Copying and pasting from other peoples documents is like plagiarism.

    Plagiarism is a piece of writing that has been copied from someone else and is presented as being your own work.

    Also it can be said taking someone's words or ideas as if they were your own and if you refer to where you obtained the information and do not claim it to be your own, it would not be illegal.

    The case continue this afternoon in the Hague when Miss Naomi Campbell's former agent Carol White is expected to stand in the dock to testify in the case and she will be examined by Courtenay Griffiths QC and this will be interesting to hear.
     
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