UK's Mail Online Sues Gawker Over Plagiarism Claims

The UK’s Mail Online sued Gawker on Thursday — claiming the embattled New York gossip blog libeled it in a scathing March 4 essay.

The essay, by James King, a former Mail Online freelancer, claimed the UK-based operation regularly stole articles from other news sources without proper attribution.

King claimed in the first-person March 4 piece entitled “My Year Ripping Off the Web With the Daily Mail Online” that his former employer routinely “plagiarized” articles, engaged in “dishonest practices” and took a “buccaneering approach to accuracy and intellectual property.”

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