Dear US bloggers: Remember how Sen. Sotto challenged you to sue him for plagiarism? Here's how...

Exclusive, by Raïssa Robles

Posted at Oct 02 2012 03:46 PM | Updated as of Oct 02 2012 11:47 PM

If you recall, this is what Senator Vicente Sotto III said after it emerged that he might have plagiarized a US blogger in a speech he made before the Senate.

Sotto first publicly issued this challenge to blogger Sarah Pope after his chief-of-staff Hector Villanueva had gotten in touch with Pope in connection with Sotto’s lifting of certain passages word for word from her blog The healthyhomeeconomist .

Senator Sotto then told the Philippine Daily Inquirer, the country’s largest newspaper: “Ang tanong doon may copyright ba iyong blog niya? Kung may copyright iyong blog niya, either dapat mag sorry ako or mag-apologize ako. Or idemanda niya ako [The question is, is her blog covered by a copyright? If the blog has copyright, either I say sorry or I apologize. Or she can sue me]."

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