Politician Plagiarizes Steve Jobs' Famous Stanford Commencement Speech

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Steve Jobs’ 2005 commencement speech at Stanford is very famous and very uplifting.

So uplifting that apparently a Ukrainian politician couldn’t help but lift some passages. Ukrainian Secretary of National Security and defence Raisa Bogatyreva took many sentences and copied them word for word from Jobs’ speech. 

The story was uncovered by Ukrainian Truth and relayed by Focus Ukraine and TheNextWeb, who checked with their own translator.

It goes to show that in today’s world, YouTube allows us not only to find speeches to use as “inspiration” but for the people who listen to those speeches to realise where you got that inspiration from. Even if your speech is in Ukraine.

In the meantime, here’s the video of Jobs’ speech:

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