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3 Count: Avengers Disassemble — Plagiarism Today

First off today, Tin Baysinger at The Wrap reports that Marvel has filed a series of five lawsuits that challenge the copyright termination notices filed by heirs of famed creator Stan Lee in hopes of retaining the rights to some … Continue reading

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3 Count: Pulp Non-Fiction — Plagiarism Today

First off today, Andrew Albanese at Publishers Weekly reports that textbook publisher Pearson Education has filed a massive copyright infringement lawsuit against the study aid website Chegg alleging that Chegg illegally appropriates Pearson’s textbook questions. 3 Count: Pulp Non-Fiction Number … Continue reading

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Snopes Co-Founder and CEO Admits to Plagiarizing Dozens of Articles — Plagiarism Today

On Friday, Buzzfeed published an article that highlights the widespread and long-running plagiarism of Snopes CEO and co-founder David Mikkelson. Snopes Co-Founder and CEO Admits to Plagiarizing Dozens of Articles

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Pennsylvania Superintendent Admits to Commencement Plagiarism — Plagiarism Today

In a story that is becoming all-too-familiar, another school superintendent’s career may be in jeopardy following plagiarism in a commencement speech. Pennsylvania Superintendent Admits to Commencement Plagiarism

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BTS’ ‘Butter’ Hit with Multiple Plagiarism Allegations — Plagiarism Today

On May 21, the popular K-pop band BTS released their latest single, Butter. However, despite the popularity of the track and solid reviews for it, the release itself has been anything but buttery smooth. BTS’ ‘Butter’ Hit with Multiple Plagiarism … Continue reading

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Why We Will Never Agree About Plagiarism — Plagiarism Today

If you take a survey and ask a diverse group of individuals whether it is acceptable for someone to take someone else’s work and pass it off as their own, nearly everyone will say no. Why We Will Never Agree … Continue reading

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Germany Loses Another Minister to Plagiarism — Plagiarism Today

In Germany, Chancellor Angela Merkel has lost yet another one of her ministers to allegations of plagiarism, making it the third such resignation and fourth such scandal in a decade. Germany Loses Another Minister to Plagiarism

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(Ireland) Facebook Loses Court Fight With Irish Data Regulator Over Transferring Data to US (IAJGS Public Records Access Alert) – May 15, 2021

I saw this recently on IAJGS – (Ireland) Facebook Loses Court Fight With Irish Data Regulator Over Transferring Data to US (IAJGS Public Records Access Alert): https://www.wsj.com/articles/facebook-faces-irish-ruling-on-suspension-of-eu-u-s-data-flows-11620983614. Much longer article. but here are some of the relevant portions. Facebook, Inc. … Continue reading

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5 Unusual Ways Works Can Enter the Public Domain — Plagiarism Today

The date January 1, 1926 is something of a magical date for those that follow copyright. As of this year (2021), all works published before that date are broadly considered to have entered into the public domain and are free … Continue reading

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Self-Publishing Some Good Rules to Follow – May 11, 2021

Standard Disclaimers: I am not an attorney and any comments I post are not intended, nor should they be construed, as legal advice. If you need legal advice, please consult a legal expert who is familiar with the area of … Continue reading

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