It’s definitely not plagiarism if you improve on the original

The Liberal war room wants you to look at this Conservative ad and notice how closely it’s inspired by the Australian original. I don’t have the faintest problem with what the Tories did here, and wonder whether it’s an own-goal if you put out a release that essentially invites Canadians to look at an attack ad against your own leader. But I’m happy to put the two ads up so you can see how much better Canadian conservatives are at producing attack ads. It’s quality work like this that will keep us ahead of China and India.

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