Plagiarism


Plagiarism can be found in many areas in life, not just at university…

Donald Trump’s wife Melania has been accused of plagiarising Michelle Obama’s speech from 2008. Check out the similarities…

Ed Sheeran has recently been accused of copying other songs

…and Blurred Lines was judged to be too similar to the classic Marvin Gaye song Got to Give it Up

Listen to the two songs and decide for yourself…

Here are some more famous examples of musical plagiarism…

The film director Luc Besson has also been ordered by a court to pay the director John Carpenter for plagiarising Escape from New York with the recent film Lockout.

So who else has been caught out for copying? Try this BBC plagiarism quiz.

So what other famous examples of plagiarism can you think of?

 

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