Plagiarism

Trent Reznor Accuses Kanye West & The Weeknd Of Ripping Off Nine Inch Nails' Concerts

While speaking with BBC Music , Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor openly accused rapper Kanye West and R&B artist The Weeknd of copying his production ideas for concerts. While watching bands perform at Coachella, Reznor recalled seeing nearly every act perform with "screens and...
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UPDATED: Death Metal Band Denies Giving Metallica Cease-And-Desist Order For "Moth Into Flame"

UPDATE (4/8/2017): According to Opprobrium's Facebook page, the band has vehemently denied having any involvement about the story circulating around the internet about handing cease-and-desist orders to Metallica over alleged plagiarism. A statement from the band reads as follows: " ATTENTION,...
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8 Songs That Were Accused Of Plagiarizing Other Artists

When it comes to music, art, jokes, writing, etc, plagiarism is a big red flag. Sometimes filing a lawsuit is warranted, while other times it can be downright silly. Sometimes it's clearly obvious someone copied another's work. Other times it can be purely coincidental, or "parallel thinking."...
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Prosecutor In Led Zeppelin's "Stairway To Heaven" Case Has License Suspended

Francis Malofiy , the lawyer who lead the prosecution against Led Zeppelin in the alleged plagiarism of Spirit 's "Taurus" with their song "Stairway To Heaven," didn't just lose the biggest case of his career. He has also been suspected from practicing law for three months for ignoring "various...
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Eric Clapton Accused Of Stealing "Layla"

It is one of the greatest hits of all time, it was ranked 27th in the Rolling Stone list of "500 Greatest Songs of All Time" and it is Eric Clapton 's most famous song, and he's accused of stealing it. Vocalist Rita Coolidge claims that she is responsible for penning part of "Layla" but had...
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