Talk:Peter Kivy

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This Wikipedia articles verges on plagiarism[edit]

This Wikipedia article about Peter Kivy is very close to outright plagiarism. Nearly the entire text is drawn from Naomi Cumming's article on Kivy in Grove Music Online. Some of it is taken word for word (without quotation marks) from Cumming, and the rest is a closely paraphrased or condensed version of her work. It's true that there are two footnotes crediting Cumming, but these footnotes do not give the reader any inkling of how thoroughly the article relies on her. I don't know if this sort of thing is normal practice in Wikipedia (I realize that original research is discouraged), but in the academic world it is considered unacceptable and even scandalous. Short of a completely new article, perhaps the best thing to do would be to add lots of quotation marks and additional footnotes, in a way that would make clear the extent of the debt to the other article. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 13:26, 22 August 2013 (UTC)