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‘Shape of Water’ accused of ripping off 1969 play

LOS ANGELES: “The Shape of Water,” a contender for this year’s best picture Oscar, was hit with a plagiarism lawsuit on Wednesday, alleging that its fantastical plot about a romance between a cleaning woman and a mysterious river creature was lifted directly from an American stage play. The lawsuit, filed in federal court in Los Angeles, alleged that director Guillermo del Toro, producer Daniel Kraus and movie studio Fox Searchlight “brazenly copies the story, elements, characters and themes” from a 1969 play by the late…

Your favourite Aamir Khan movies were copied from Hollywood

Bollywood superstar Amir Khan is often referred to as 'Mr Perfect' but few know that even his super-hit movies were copied from Hollywood and that too without giving the original creators some credit. Here we list five movies of India's so-called superstar Aamir Khan which were copied from Hollywood and one or all of these could be your favourite! 1. Dil Hai Ki Manta Nahin (1991) This Pooja Butt, Aamir Khan starrer was the 90s favourite movie and Indians thronged cinema houses to watch the 154 minutes…

Student sues Presidency officials over plagiarism

ISLAMABAD: A sixth grader of Islamabad, has sued the President House at court over plagiarism, ARY News reported on Saturday. Eleven-year-old Sabeel Haider, filed a petition in Islamabad High Court, accusing the officials of the Presidency for plagiarising and using his speech without his consent. Haider said in his plea that he was chosen to deliver a speech at the President House in Islamabad on December 22. The script of the speech was taken from him and he was given one week for preparation for the ceremony at the…

French court rejects plagiarism case against Rihanna

PARIS: A French court on Thursday cleared singing superstar Rihanna of plagiarism in a case brought by a US visual artist who was claiming millions of euros in compensation. The court rejected James Clar's claim that an installation featured in Rihanna's 2010 music video "Rockstar 101" was copied from one of his creations. He had been seeking five million euros ($5.6 million) in damages. But the court also threw out a counter-claim by the Barbados-born singer. She was seeking 100,000 euros in damages from Clar for…

Donald Trump’s wife hit by plagiarism controversy

CLEVELAND: Melania Trump -- until now only a minor presence on the campaign trail -- found herself caught in an embarrassing plagiarism controversy Tuesday after a prime-time defense of her husband that appeared to be lifted in part from a speech given by Michelle Obama.