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Akufo-Addo's inaugural speech a plagiarism of former US presidents'?

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2017-01-07 21:42:00
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Akufo-Addo's inaugural speech a plagiarism of form

Ghanaians need to read more. The statement isn't originally by Bush. It's a Woodrow Wilton quote. After him, it's been used by 13 different presidents in their speeches. Why the fuss. Once any party assumes office, they must know opposition will use anything at their disposal to make them look bad but at the end of the day, the ordinary Ghanaian will be the decider of who stays and who goes away. As far as I know, Akuffo Addo will be judged by whether or not he made Ghana better for us, not on speeches.

Copyright laws allow people to use other person's work 70 years after their death without quoting them. These statements were first used by Woodrow Wilson who died over 70 years now. Bush used it in 2001 without crediting him, so it is not wrong for president NADAA to use same without acknowledging original author. By law it is not plagiarism.

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