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Carly Rae Jepsen Lost Legal Battle, Plays Cinderella

Carly Rae Jepsen Lost Legal Battle, Plays Cinderella

By Kimberly Ripley February 1, 2014

Carly Rae Jepsen, the Canadian pop singer best known for her summer hit from 2012 Call Me Maybe, has lost a legal battle in which she was sued for plagiarism. Jepsen and her record company BMI have been ordered to …

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…

Mainstream Media Not Crediting Bloggers?

The Consumerist points us to a story at The Huffington Post, where an AP journalist was caught plagiarizing a story posted by a blogger.

Wikipedia Unmasks Plagiarism But Gets no Credit

The brief article by editor Frank Bridgewater in the January 13 edition of the Honolulu Star Bulletin informs readers that entertainment reporter Tim Ryan has been dismissed for “phrases or sentences that appeared elsewhere before being included, un-attributed, in stories that ran in the Star-Bulletin.”

Plagiarism of the Biggest Blogger in a Small Country

Coolhunter tells the story in Estonian how the biggest blogger in a small country, Kaur Kender, an accomplished writer, stopped blogging [via Mul on Savi].