American professor demands an apology from Kolesnichenko

27 May 2012 16:21  35613288 013664
American professor demands an apology from Kolesnichenko

The National Deputy of Ukraine, the member of the Regional Party was accused of copyright infringement by the Yale University Professor Timothy Snyder. In the T. Snyder’s official statement, which was handed over to UNIAN, he demands an apology and the destruction of all the paper copies of his book.

It is referred to the article which was taken from the ‘New York Review of Books’ and reprinted in the symposium ‘OUN and UPA: the study of “historical myths” creation’ (Kyiv, 2012).

The Yale University Professor points out that the copyright was grossly violated in the case of the above mentioned symposium, because he rejected in the right to reprint this material to the book publishers, among which ICE ‘Dnipro-Sich’ (co-organizer of which is Vadim Kolesnichenko).

Mr. Snyder considers the appearance of this material in the mentioned book as a gross copyright violation. In addition, the author was outraged by the genre ‘reclassification’ of the material taken from the blog in the ‘research article’ and the fact of changing his surname (‘Shnaider’ instead of Snyder).

T. Snyder believes that Ukraine is need of the compliance with the civilized behavior rules, especially when it comes to the historical memory. In his statement, he demands an apology from the publishers and personally from the National Deputy V. Kolesnichenko, the author of this book preface, reserving the right to resort his rights by means of legal methods.  

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