Ghost Authorship

TitleGhost Authorship
Publication TypeCase Study
Year of Publication1996
AuthorsLadenson, R
Corporate Authorsof Center for the Study of Ethics in the Professions, IIT
Date Published02/1996
PublisherCenter for the Study of Ethics in the Professions, Illinois Institute of Technology
Publication Languageeng
KeywordsAuthorship , Public Policy
AbstractIn writing her book "It Takes a Village," Hilary Clinton received the assistance of veteran writer Barbara Feinman, who specializes in reshaping and rewriting the work of other authors. However, Ms. Feinman's name appears nowhere in the book. Assuming that Ms. Feinman agreed not to have her collaboration acknowledged in Mrs. Clinton's book, was it morally justifiable to publish the book without such an acknowledgement?
NotesCase study from the February 3, 1996 Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl. Copyright, Robert Ladenson, Center for the Study of Ethics in the Professions, Illinois Institute of Technology, 1996.
URLhttp://ethics.iit.edu/EEL/Ghost%20Author.pdf
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