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# Plagiarism

Last year
Essay mills suspected of hiring 'promoters' within colleges to gather information on assignments
A memo from Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI) outlined its suspicions.
All time
Easyjet executive apologises after motivational video to staff heavily plagiarised Leo's Patrick's Day address
Bellew said he “borrowed” a few phrases.
New laws will prosecute firms that write essays for third level students
The proposed legislation will make it an offence to provide written-to-order essays, which give students an advantage over others by essentially participating in plagiarism.
Ed Sheeran settles $20 million plagiarism suit over his song Photograph
A US judge yesterday signed an order saying an agreement had been reached between the parties, but did not say for how much.
Trump national security pick accused of plagiarising large sections of book
Monica Crowley has been named director of communications for the White House’s National Security Council.
Donald Trump's wife gave a speech that was very, very like one given by Michelle Obama
Well, she is trying to replace her as First Lady.
Judge rules that Led Zeppelin's Stairway to Heaven may be partly stolen
A US judge said its opening may copy the notes of a song performed by the rock band Spirit.
The Rubberbandits tore into The Lad Bible for stealing one of their jokes
Don’t mess with Limerick’s finest.
Maynooth student has PhD revoked for making up data
UCD have said that they are investigating the student’s later work following the revelation
Hozier: I won't be suing Chilly Gonzales as he's apologised
The Canadian artist had suggested Take Me To Church resembled a Feist song written in 2013.
RTÉ investigating 'plagiarised' Charlie monologue
A speech from the second episode was allegedly lifted from an article by a US journalist.
Harvard launches plagiarism investigation into over 100 students
Alarm was raised by teaching assistant who noticed suspicious similarities between students’ papers.
New Yorker journalist resigns after fabricating Bob Dylan quotes
Journalist and author Jonah Lehrer has had his latest book pulled from shelves over quotes that ‘didn’t exist’.
Angelina Jolie sued in plagiarism claim over upcoming movie
A Croatian journalist is suing the star, claiming that she took the plot of her directorial debut from his book.
Beyoncé in choreography plagiarism row
The US singer and dancer has been accused of using choreography by a Belgian dancer in the video for her new song, Countdown.
Irish Examiner columnist Steven King resigns following plagiarism controversy
The writer has apologised after allegations he copied content from a number of sources in his international affairs column.
Irish Examiner suspends columnist over alleged plagiarism
Steven King’s column has been suspended but management at the newspaper have still not been able to get in contact with their international affairs writer.
Irish Examiner investigating plagiarism charge against weekly columnist
Dr Steven King, a former advisor to David Trimble, is accused of plagiarising columns from a British political blog.
Kenny 'did not run College Green speech past Obama'
Carroll denies stealing sitcom lines for latest novel
Former Fair City actress Claudia Carroll denies lifting quotes from Sex And The City for inclusion in her most recent book.
Claims that The Railway Children 'plagiarised' earlier novel with similar plotline
Edith Nesbit’s classic novel appears to borrow heavily from a work published almost a decade before.
German defence minister Guttenberg resigns over PhD plagiarism
Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg had become engulfed in a scandal surrounding his university doctorate.
German defence minister accused of 'heavily plagiarising' PhD thesis
Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg was given top marks for his 2006 thesis… but a newspaper believes it heavily plagiarised.
Student who lied his way into Harvard ordered to repay $45k
Adam Wheeler plagiarised other people’s work, forged transcripts and gave fake recommendations to blag his way into one of the world’s most prestigious universities.
College denies letting plagiarism students off the hook
Galway-Mayo IT says letting students continue their course was an “appropriate response”.