Did UKTV Do Their Own Research?
Maybe I'm just being paranoid, but it sure seems like all the items in UKTV's list of 20 Great April Fools
, which Jon Holmes presented on air
on April 1st over in Britain, were lifted almost verbatim from my list of the Top 100 April Fools ever
. Not to complain (actually to complain bitterly), but it took me a long time to create that list... a lot of tedious searching through decades of old newspaper archives to find all the April Fool's Day classics that had been, for the most part, forgotten. If UKTV did their own research and collected together what they thought were the Top 20 April Fools, that would be fine. But their research seems to have simply consisted of visiting here and cutting and pasting what they found, and then presenting this to their viewers as their own work. Can that actually be legal?
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