An ironic title

Chris Anderson’s Free has numerous passages taken verbatim from Wikipedia

The Virginia Quarterly Review journal found about a dozen passages in the bestselling writer’s new book about the upcoming free economy that were reproduced nearly verbatim from uncredited sources. Most, but not all, were from Wikipedia. Anderson replied that, “All those are my screw-ups after we decided not to run notes as planned, due to my inability to find a good citation format for web sources. I think what we’ll do is publish those notes after all, online as they should have been to begin with. That way the links are live and we don’t have to wrestle with how to freeze them in time, which is what threw me in the first place.”

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