PLAGIARISM

  • Fashion designer Vivienne Westwood accused of plagiarism 5 days ago

    London: Fashion designer Vivienne Westwood has been accused of plagiarism in her self-titled biography which was released earlier this week. According to the author of 'The Look: Adventures in Rock and Pop Fashion', Paul Gorman, the designer has copied numerous passages almost verbatim from the work in her self-titled biography which...
  • 'Ship Of Theseus' bears resemblance to a short film? August 5, 2013

    New Delhi: Just when the country had started marvelling over Anand Gandhi's surreal 'Ship Of Theseus' and lauding independent cinema in India comes the news that the film is actually 'inspired' from a short film. The film which has three stories has apparently taken inspiration for one its track from...
  • 'Bombay Talkies': Anurag Kashyap denies plagiarism allegations May 1, 2013

    Mumbai: A writer has accused director Anurag Kashyap of copying his story in the compilation movie 'Bombay Talkies' but the 'Dev D' director has rubbished the claims, saying he would not allow "free publicity" at his expense. Nishant G Ranjan claimed Kashyap's upcoming short film in 'Bombay Talkies' is based on...
  • 'Knock Out' in plagiarism row, producers to pay Rs 1.25 crore March 15, 2013

    Makers of 2010's Sanjay Dutt and Irrfan Khan-starrer 'Knock Out' have been asked to pay a sum of Rs 1.25 crore for infringement of copyright in a recent verdict by Bombay High Court. ...
  • We weren't paid to pick 'Barfi': Oscar jury head September 28, 2012

    New Delhi: Assamese filmmaker Manju Borah, who headed the committee entrusted with selecting India's official entry to the Academy Awards, said she is tired of defending 'Barfi', the jury's choice this year, and angry that her credibility is being questioned. The film is now under scrutiny because of charges of...
  • Barfi: More copied scenes found from Lover's Concerto September 27, 2012

    There is a scene in Anurag Basu's 'Barfi' where Ranbir Kapoor, completely smitten with Illeana D'Cruz, tries to brazenly woo her at a cafe in Darjeeling. Illeana, playing Shruti in the film, sits with a friend at the small cafe right across the landmark Keventers restaurant as Ranbir mimes proposing...
  • Barfi: Thin line between inspiration and plagiarism September 27, 2012

    I steal from every single movie ever made. I love it. If my work has anything it's that Im taking this from this and that from that and mixing them together. If people don't like that, then tough titty, don't go and see it, alright? I steal from everything. Great...
  • Barfi director Anurag Basu responds to plagiarism charges September 26, 2012

    New Delhi: Anurag Basu, the director of the muchloved but controversial film 'Barfi', has finally spoken out about the plagiarism charges levelled against him by critics. Though appreciated by the audience for its fluid and heartwarming storyline featuring a hearing and speech impaired hero and an autistic girl, Barfi came under...
  • 'Barfi!': A tribute to Chaplin or a copy September 21, 2012

    Anurag Basu's 'Barfi!' got a sweet reception at the box office and from the critics as well but the movie is also in the news for allegations of plagiarism against it. Movie bloggers, film buffs and few critics have accused the makers of 'Barfi!' for lifting scenes from other films. ...
  • Fareed Zakaria resigns from Yale governing board August 21, 2012

    Washington: After a long association with the Yale University, noted Indian American writer and journalist Fareed Zakaria has resigned from its governing body to focus on journalistic career. Zakaria, who received his bachelor's degree from the university, was associated with the Yale Corporation for past six years. The decision of Zakaria to...
  • New plagiarism charge against Fareed Zakaria August 15, 2012

    Washington: IndianAmerican journalist and author Fareed Zakaria, who has been suspended by CNN and Time magazine after he admitted to plagiarism, is now accused of publishing without attribution a passage from a 2005 book, a charge vehemently denied by him as "totally bogus". The new allegation against 48yearold Zakaria levelled by...
  • Time editor Fareed Zakaria suspended for plagiarism August 11, 2012

    New York: Time editoratlarge and CNN host Fareed Zakaria has been suspended by both the magazine and the network for lifting several paragraphs by another writer for his use in a recent Time column. Zakaria apologised on Friday, declaring in a statement he made "a terrible mistake," adding, "It is a...
  • Plagiarism row strips Guttenberg of his doctorate February 24, 2011

    Berlin: Germany's Defence Minister KarlTheodor zu Guttenberg, embroiled in a plagiarism row, has been stripped of his doctorate degree, a week after it emerged that he copied "numerous" passages in his dissertation. The University of Bayreuth revoked the doctorate title yesterday even as Guttenberg apologised from the bottom of my...
  • James Cameron accused of plagiarism May 21, 2010

    Los Angeles: Filmmaker James Cameron is facing a lawsuit after being accused of stealing the idea for his blockbuster movie Avatar. Writer Kelly Van has claimed that Cameron based the movie on her online book Sheila the Warrior: The Damned. However, Cameron insists he's never seen the story, but Van has filed...
  • Harryied J K Rowling flays plagiarism suit February 18, 2010

    London: Harry Potter author J K Rowling called on Thursday for a plagiarism case against her to be dismissed, describing it as "unfounded" and "absurd". In June, the estate of Adrian Jacobs issued proceedings at London's High Court against Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, claiming that Rowling copied substantial parts of The Adventures...
  • After nuke proliferation, A Q Khan accused of plagiarism August 27, 2009

    Washington: Disgraced Pakistani nuclear scientist AQ Khan, allegedly involved in proliferating nuclear technology to countries like North Korea and Iran, has now been accused of plagiarism. A Pakistani doctoral student in computer engineering from the prestigious Carnegie Mellon University has written a letter to the editor of Pakistans popular daily The...
  • Oprah Winfrey sued for $1 trillion August 7, 2009

    Los Angeles: Talk show queen Oprah Winfrey is being sued for a whopping $1 trillion by author Damon Lloyd Goffe for plagiarism, celebrity blogger Perez Hilton has claimed on his website. Goffe is suing Winfrey and her production company, Harpo, for allegedly stealing material from his work, A Tome of Poetry...
  • 20th Century Fox sues BR Films for plagiarism May 5, 2009

    Mumbai: Hollywood's famous studio Twentieth Century Fox has moved the Bombay High Court against BR Chopra Films seeking Rs 7crore damages and an injunction against the release of the Hindi film Banda Yeh Bindaas Hai alleging it was a remake of Oscarwinning My Cousin Vinny. The suit will come up for...
  • Every word, phrase I use is lifted: Mahesh Bhatt February 19, 2009

    Mumbai: The panel discussion at FICCI Frames had an interesting debate titled Cut Copy Paste To Indian Taste which was attended by leading Bollywood names such as Dibakar Banerjee, Rohan Sippy, Imtiaz Ali, Kabir Khan and Mahesh Bhatt. The discussion focussed on the burning question 'do we have a dearth...
  • Guitarist Joe Satriani sues Coldplay over plagiarism December 5, 2008

    Los Angeles: Rock guitarist Joe Satriani has sued British band Coldplay, accusing the Grammynominated stars of plagiarising one of his songs. Satriani's copyright infringement suit, filed on Thursday in Los Angeles federal court, claims the Coldplay song Viva La Vida incorporates "substantial original portions" of his 2004 instrumental If I...
  • Joint venture: Travel writer plagiarised, dealt drugs April 14, 2008

    A Lonely Planet author says he plagiarized or made up portions of the popular travel guidebooks and dealt drugs to supplement poor pay, an Australian newspaper reported Sunday. Thomas Kohnstamm, who has written a book on his misadventures, also said he didn't travel to Colombia to write the guidebook on the...
  • The original fakes: Ripoffs come cheap and easy April 10, 2008

    New Delhi: In an industry where the term copyright is often taken to be the right to copy, legal proceedings against the makers of Krazzy4 for copyright infringement comes as a surprise. Apart from music, the Hindi film industry is notorious for blindly ripping off Hollywood hits and adapting them...
  • Cops police Lakme Fashion Week after plagiarism row October 15, 2007

    Mumbai: The police made an appearance at the Lakme Fashion Week currently underway in Mumbai, after designer A D Singh accused one of the Fashion Week's main sponsors Geentanjali Jewellers of using one of his garments for their advertisements without giving any credit. "We have called Geetanjali jewellers...
  • Partner in a Hitch, may get slapped with a $30 mn suit August 9, 2007

    Mumbai: In what is clearly a first of sorts, a major Hollywood studio is contemplating action against a Bollywood film producer for plagiarism. Sony Pictures Entertainment along with Overbrook Entertainment may file a $30 million suit against Eros Entertainment and K Sera Sera, the producers of the Salman KhanGovinda starrer...
  • Pritam does it again, this time copies his own work July 8, 2007

    Mumbai: People usually copy what others have done but when music director Pritam couldnt think of anything new he copied one of his old tunes for a new film. Pritams profile on the online encyclopedia wikipedia suggests that lifting songs for this music composer is nothing new. But this time round,...
  • 'Attack personal', Mashelkar quits March 17, 2007

    Mumbai: Top scientist R A Mashelkar on Saturday resigned as the chief of a committee that is studying how to reform Indias patent laws. Mashelkar faxed a letter to Ajay Dua, Secretary for Industrial Policy and Promotion, in which he said he was "deeply pained by the fact that doubts, explicit...
  • Mashelkar withdraws 'copied' report February 22, 2007

    Mumbai: A committee headed by one of Indias top scientists has asked the Government to withdraw its report on patent laws after allegations that the document had been plagiarised. The committee headed by R A Mashelkar, former director general of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, said withdrawing the report...
  • Bangalore prof in plagiarism row September 1, 2006

    Bangalore: While the bizarre incident of a professors murder in broad daylight by a group of students in Madhya Pradesh has shocked the nation, in Karnataka, a professor from the prestigious Bangalore University is being investigated on plagiarism charges. The Director of correspondence courses at the...
  • Ya Ali composers in plagiarism row August 17, 2006

    New Delhi:This was one foottapping number that had been topping Hindi music charts for a couple of months. But the soulful, Sufiana song Ya Ali from Anurag Basudirected Gangster has run into an Arabian nightmare and the composers are now facing the music. Quite literally. The Prince of the Saudi Arabian...