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Beyonce Sued; Singer Claims She Stole “XO” from Him

Beyonce Sued; Singer Claims She Stole “XO” from Him

By Mike Tuttle November 6, 2014

Beyonce Knowles may not have 99 problems, but she’s got this one. Beyonce’s hit song “XO” has already caused a bit of controversy over the audio snippet at the beginning of the song of the ill-fated Space Shuttle Challenger. But …

Jim Carrey’s Ex Addresses Shia LaBeouf Insults Jim Carrey’s Ex Addresses Shia LaBeouf Insults

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The Internet death rumors that were made about Jim Carrey on Tuesday were suspected to stem from Shia LaBeouf’s comment on Twitter Monday. The feud between the two all started at the Golden Globe Awards. Carrey made a playful reference …

Shia LaBeouf Could Face Legal Action Over Plagiarism Shia LaBeouf Could Face Legal Action Over Plagiarism

Shia LaBeouf recently got himself into some trouble over a short film that he made. He debuted a short film called Howardcantor.com online, and it was quickly revealed that he had borrowed the same idea for a film that had …

Shia Labeouf Might Face Legal Action For Plagiarism Shia Labeouf Might Face Legal Action For Plagiarism

Who knew plagiarizing another persons work could result in legal ramifications? Almost everyone, but maybe not Shia Labeouf. On Monday, Labeouf debuted his short film Howard Cantour online and many people noticed the story line was similar to something they …

Shia LaBeouf Addresses Plagiarism Claims on Twitter Shia LaBeouf Addresses Plagiarism Claims on Twitter

The one thing no writer wants to be accused of is plagiarism, and that is exactly what has landed Shia LaBeouf in hot water this week. LaBeouf’s short film Howard Cantour was released online yesterday, and it wasn’t long before …

Rachel Maddow and Rand Paul Trading Blows Again Rachel Maddow and Rand Paul Trading Blows Again

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Rachel Maddow and Rand Paul are back to trading blows, with Maddow calling out Paul for plagiarism. This certainly isn’t anything new between the television host and the Kentucky senator. They have been at heated odds for years. The Christian …

Plagiarism Charges Against Rand Paul are Serious Plagiarism Charges Against Rand Paul are Serious

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There is perhaps no topic that is preached more in college than plagiarism. The heinous act of plagiarism is hammered by professors so hard that some students become nervous writers and over-cite. However, there are also those students who seem …

Zynga Defends Game Development Strategy Zynga Defends Game Development Strategy

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As we reported last week, Zynga was accused of straight up stealing the ideas in Tiny Tower for their new game Dream Heights. Zynga CEO Mark Pincus wrote an internal memo defending their style of game development. That memo has …

Tiny Tower Dev Calls Out Zynga For Copying Their Game Tiny Tower Dev Calls Out Zynga For Copying Their Game

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Zynga, makers of fine Facebook and mobile games, makes a living by taking an established game idea and making it their own. This has led to accusations over the years that Zynga flat-out copies games from their competitors. Zynga’s new …

Fast Company Exposes Plagiarism on Amazon Fast Company Exposes Plagiarism on Amazon
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As I reported yesterday, Amazon’s Kindle Direct Publishing is big business. Amazon is putting more money into the payout pool for the Kindle Owners Lending Library and many amateur authors are getting in on the action. But, as Fast Company …

McCain Campaign Tastes Plagiarized Recipes

Cindy McCain’s kitchen looked a lot like The Food Network’s to one eagle-eyed website visitor, who spotted lots of similarities between recipes published on both sites.

Does Open License Mean Open Season?

The unattributed verbatim appearance of a Wikipedia article in a book from a major publisher sparked accusations of plagiarism, and raises more serious issues of ethics as well as the perils of publishing under open licenses.

Google Ad Policy Cracks Down On Plagiarism

Advertisements for weapons, drugs, and prostitutes have been banned from Google.  All right, fair enough.  But now advertisements for essay-writing services will also be forbidden, and while more than a few people have raised their eyebrows, others have cheered.

Google Prevents Plagiarism

Google Book Search prevents authors from going down in literary history as plagiarists by offering a searchable database of books.

No Compassion for Plagiarists

Nothing is sacred on the internet, not the words you write and publish in your blog nor the pictures you take and upload to Flickr.

Plagiarism and Full Text Feeds

Unsurprisingly, The Boston Globe says that online plagiarism is rampant in the blog world.

Fighting the Copyright Thieves

If you want to learn what you can do to protect your rights to the original content you post on your blog…