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  1. who's really that bitch?
    Lizzo Addresses ‘Truth’ About ‘Truth Hurts’ Plagiarism Allegations“The creator of the tweet is the person I am sharing my success with … not these men.”
  2. podcasts
    A Plagiarism Scandal Shakes Up the True-Crime Podcast WorldCrime Junkie’s recent troubles bring new scrutiny to an often unchecked genre.
  3. plagiarism
    Idris Elba Denies ‘Offensive and Troubling’ Claims of Plagiarism Over Play TreeSarah Henley and Tori Allen-Martin allege their contributions remain unacknowledged despite working on the production for four years.
  4. plagiarism
    Nora Roberts Is Suing a Brazilian Author for ‘Rare and Scandalous’ PlagiarismRoberts claims Cristiane Serruya’s books copy “dozens” of other authors.
  5. plagiarism
    SNL Accused of Plagiarizing Two Sketches From New York Comedy GroupThe Temple Horses have lawyered up.
  6. books
    Jill Abramson Accused of Plagiarism in Merchants of TruthThe evidence has been described as “overwhelming.”
  7. appropriation
    New Plagiarism Accusations Spark a Twitter Debate on ‘After’ PoemsAnother poet accused of theft — or is it just a centuries-old form of homage?
  8. plagiarism
    Poetry Twitter Erupts Over a Plagiarist in Their MidstAiley O’Toole was a young poet on the rise, until colleagues found she’d stolen their verse.
  9. So You Want to Accuse Someone of Stealing Your JokeIn a business where you’re only as good as your material, joke theft is one of comedy’s high crimes. Just make sure the joke’s not on you.
  10. Was Michael Jackson a Plagiarist?“Michael stole a lot of stuff. He stole a lot of songs,” says Quincy Jones.
  11. Bob Dylan Might Have Used SparkNotes to Write His Nobel Prize LectureHis descriptions of Moby Dick seem awfully familiar.
  12. courts
    Led Zeppelin Wins ‘Stairway to Heaven’ Plagiarism TrialThe band was accused of lifting the song’s intro from “Taurus” by Spirit.
  13. coincidence?
    Did Adele Rip Off This Kurdish Singer? (Probably Not)Some fans say “A Million Years Ago” resembles Ahmet Kaya’s “Acilara Tutunmak (Clinging to Pain).”
  14. The Fat Jew on Stealing Jokes: ‘I Have Never Done That’It’s been a bad week for Josh Ostrovsky AKA “The Fat Jew” since the comedy community doubled down on exposing him as a hacky joke thief, and […]
  15. Comedy vs. The Fat JewThe day of reckoning has finally arrived for joke plagiarist Josh Ostrovsky AKA “The Fat Jew.” If you’re not familiar with Ostrovsky, he’s an […]
  16. plagiarism
    Shia LaBeouf Appears to Have Plagiarized His ‘Freestyle’ RapThe Anomolies are pissed.
  17. saturday night live
    Saturday Night Live Accused of Plagiarizing Drawing Muhammed SketchThey are definitely similar, but does that mean it was plagiarized?
  18. the industry
    Ronson, Gap Band Settle ‘Uptown Funk’ ClaimThey got Petty’d!
  19. Is This the Most Plagiarized Joke of All Time?A few years ago I was flipping through Twitter and saw this joke: Those first two guys who thought Superman was a bird or a plane, what were […]
  20. plagiarism
    Looks Like Robin Thicke and Pharrell Will Appeal That ‘Blurred Lines’ VerdictTheir lawyer says he owes it to songwriters around the world.
  21. lawsuits
    Robin Thicke and Pharrell Lose ‘Blurred Lines’ Plagiarism LawsuitThey now owe Marvin Gaye’s family $7.3 million.
  22. plagiarism
    Did Hugo Boss Plagiarize the xx?Their record label, Young Turks, seems to think so.
  23. ‘THR’ Explains Why Jokes Aren’t Always Covered by the Copyright ActTHR ran an interesting guest column over the weekend called “Why It’s So Hard to Get the Law to Protect a Good Joke” that explores intellectual […]
  24. Jerry Seinfeld Accuses ‘The Lego Movie’ of Plagiarizing HimOn Twitter yesterday morning, Jerry Seinfeld accused the folks behind The Lego Movie of stealing his material: “I think Lego Movie stole my […]
  25. Did E! Rip Off ‘Nikki and Sara Live’?Earlier today, Nikki Glaser sent a sad tweet out to her followers: “So, @ENews blatantly stole a bit from my old MTV show. It feels really […]
  26. Two Writers File a Plagiarism Lawsuit Against ‘New Girl’ Creators, Call […]Well this doesn’t look good. Two writers have filed a lawsuit in California federal court against the team behind Fox’s hit show New Girl, […]
  27. you can stuff your sorries in a sack
    Shia LaBeouf Plagiarizes More ApologiesCan’t stop, won’t stop.
  28. shia labeouf you can do better
    Shia LaBeouf Apologizes for Ripping Off Daniel ClowesHe says he was simply “moved by his piece of work.” Update: He plagiarized the apology.
  29. lawsuits
    Someone Actually Wants to Take Credit for In TimeOdysseus Lappas is suing for plagiarism.
  30. Neil Patrick Harris Announces New Memoir, Jokes about Plagiarism“I’m excited to be writing a book of the observations and stories of my life. I read with great fondness Tina Fey’s Bossypants, so my plan is […]
  31. Rob Delaney Has What Should Be the Final Word on Joke PlagiarismFrom Rob Delaney’s Vice column comes this gem, which anyone who ever plans to publicly accuse someone of joke theft should read five times […]
  32. Let’s All Agree to Never Make Videos In Which People Say the Same Thing […] Oh good, here’s another case of comedians accusing someone of stealing their simple, uncomplicated idea that has probably been done dozens of […]
  33. Cleveland Comedy Troupe Accuses Conan of Ripping Off a Bit He Didn’t Write Comedy plagiarism accusations! They’re always so much fun and never make the accuser look like a petty, self-aggrandizing jackass. The latest […]
  34. Bill Maher Accuses The Onion of Stealing a Joke They Did Six Months Before […] .bbpBox63689711780237312 {background:url(http://a3.twimg.com/profile_background_images/181047096/Twitter_3.jpg) #1A1B1F;padding:20px;} […]
  35. Is There Ever a Justification for Joke Stealing?No other comedian is currently more despised by the comedy community than Carlos Mencia. The performer has faced a number of criticisms over […]
  36. tv
    See Columbia Valedictorian Brian Corman Plagiarize Patton Oswalt in Graduation SpeechKeep it up, class of 2010!
  37. flute crime
    Men at Work Flautist Finally Brought to JusticeA judge has ruled that the flute riff in Met at Work’s 1987 hit “Down Under” is lifted directly from “Kookaburra,” an Australian kids’ song written in 1932.
  38. plagiarism
    Cat Stevens Now the Third Person to Write ‘Viva La Vida’ Before ColdplayFollowing similar claims by guitar virtuoso Joe Satriani and Brooklyn band the Creaky Boards, Cat Stevens says Coldplay’s 2008 single also sounds like one of his songs.
  39. kanye
    Kanye Plagiarizes Our Website!This simply will not stand.
  40. the take
    Former Bush Aide Proves in Lawsuit That Almost None of ‘Swing Vote’ Was His IdeaDisney seems guilty of nothing other than producing an election comedy featuring Kelsey Grammer.