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Did Kaavya cheat?

Last updated on: April 28, 2006 20:50 IST
 

It has been an unreal few days for Harvard student, Kaavya Viswanathan, 19.

Last week: Excitement ran high as the desi teenager's first book hit The New York Times' national bestseller list.

April 25: The young writer had to issue an apology for passages plagiarized from Megan McCafferty's Sloppy Firsts and Second Helpings.

April 26: McCafferty's publishers contemplated legal action against Kaavya Viswanathan.

April 27: The teenager took a few days off from Harvard.

April 28: Kaavya's novel withdrawn from bookstores.

Do you feel Kaavya's actions resulted from ignorance?

In the Internet age, has the high availability of limitless information made the younger generation unaware of the legalities of borrowing information?

Do young people understand the meaning of originality? Do they understand that lifting information constitutes cheating? Tell us