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Cooking Up An Internet Controversy04:22
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Here's a recipe for you: Take one pie shell, add eight apples, two teaspoons of cinnamon, allegations of plagiarism, and one galling letter. Combine. In a few hours, you will have the makings of an Internet sensation.

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(CaptPiper/Flickr)

In the past 24 hours, a small, free food magazine in Sunderland, Mass., went from relatively unknown to the focus of the Internet's fury.

The magazine, called Cooks Source, apparently was in the habit of ripping articles from web sites and reprinting them, without permission, in its pages.

WBUR's Andrew Phelps joins us to speak about the controversy — and about ownership in the days of web publication.

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This program aired on November 5, 2010.

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