A child of a media-saturated generation, she presented herself as a writer whose birthright is the remix, the use of anything at hand she feels suits her purposes, an idea of communal creativity that certainly wasn't shared by those from whom she borrowed.
There's no such thing as originality anyway, just authenticity.
Authenticity is invaluable; originality is non-existent.
In many Amazonian languages, when you say something you have to specify, with a suffix, where you got the information.
Authenticity is a snark -- although someone will always go hunting for it.
A: "You know, we have a lot in common because personally one of my favorite activities is to hunt, too."
P: "Oh, very good. We should go hunting together."
Ideas are like fish. Originality is just the ideas you caught.
Bob Dylan's originality and his appropriations are as one.
The same might be said of all art.
The Free-Appropriation Writer