After his term, do you think Donald Trump will write another book? If so, what might it be called? by Tony Garcia
Answer by Tony Garcia:
Another book? You are assuming that Donald Trump wrote his first book, The Art of the Deal, which was in fact ghostwritten by Tony Schwartz.
Now, if and when Mr. Trump chooses to author a book, he will hopefully have learned to avoid the accusations of plagiarism that have dogged his wife Melania and Conservative pundit Monica Crowley, Trump's pick for senior communications director for the National Security Council.
In Ms. Crowley’s book, What The (Bleep) Just Happened, the cable news network CNN found more than “50 examples of plagiarism from numerous sources, including the copying with minor changes of news articles, other columnists, think tanks, and Wikipedia.”(1) Further, Politico Magazine identified "more than a dozen sections of text that have been lifted, with little to no changes, from other scholarly works without proper attribution" in Ms. Crowley's 2000 dissertation, “Clearer Than Truth: Determining and Preserving Grand Strategy: The Evolution of American Policy Toward the People’s Republic of China Under Truman and Nixon,” for her Ph.D in International Relations from Columbia University.(2)
At least Mr. Trump need not worry about the title of his future tome, as titles normally are not protected under either trademark or unfair competition law.(3)