The Law: Warning to Pirates

Nothing is more certain to send an editor through the roof than to see his exclusive stories turn up without credit in the next edition of the rival newspaper or hear them on a local radio station's newscast. The practice is so widespread and so deep-rooted in tradition that most editors do no more than fume about it. One who did is Managing Editor Shandy Hill of Pennsylvania's Pottstown Mercury, who was irked for years by what he claimed was the lifting of his news items by a local broadcaster. After a long...

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