William Barrington-Coupe, né Coupe, has confessed to plagiarism in the Joyce Hatto case, though I don't believe his story for a minute. Read the Daily Mail for details of the man's shady career. AC Douglas asks a good question: Why didn't the pianists themselves notice that Hatto and Coupe were ripping them off? The answer is that few people outside a subculture of specialist record-collectors knew these discs. I've yet to talk to anyone who actually heard them. Hatto's "renown" has been much exaggerated in recent days.