I haven’t had much to say about the Harvard plagiarism thing, but Terry Teachout sums it up nicely:
Little, Brown & Co., having been stupid and tasteless enough first to sign a seventeen-year-old author to a $500,000 contract, then to publish a novel by her called How Opal Mehta Got Kissed, Got Wild, and Got a Life, is richly deserving of whatever bad things happen to it as a result.
Indeed. Case closed. Next topic.