November 12, 2016 1:05 am -

In some cases entire passages are taken.

The copying, pointed out to POLITICO on Friday, comes four months after incoming first lady Melania Trump gave a speech to the Republican National Convention that borrowed multiple lines from Michelle Obama.

The Trump website was launched lateWednesday and replicates material on the copyrighted site of the Center for Presidential Transition, which is a project of the Washington-based nonpartisan Partnership for Public Service.


Trump’s site contains a small note at the bottom: “First Posted on Center for Presidential Transition.” But by not making clear where the content comes from, including a link back to the source site, the Trump transition faces charges of sloppiness at best, and even potential legal challenges; BuzzFeed is among the online publishers who have faced copyright lawsuits for cribbing without giving prominent credit.



D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.