Hoisted by his own petard
Of all the high-flyers and assorted fraudsters now coming down to earth, this one is just too rich and comical to pass by.Â
Owen Lippert, now scandalized as the wholesale plagiarizer from Australian Prime Minister John Howard in a speech he wrote for Stephen Harper, was the former Director of the Law and Markets Project at the Fraser Institute before he graduated to work for Harper.Â He has a PhD, so one would think he should know something about plagiarism.
His most notable book at the Fraser Institute: Competitive Strategies for the Protection of Intellectual Property, which he edited and in which he argues for negotiating stronger intellectual property rights through the Free Trade Area of the Americas.Â Could this be extended to protection of intellectual property from Australia?
Thanks to Rick Mercer for pointing this out.