Some people have accused the rapper Drake of plagiarism in his new music video, "Hotline Bling," due to similarities between the video's backdrops and the colorful artwork of James Turrell. If that wasn't bad enough, Drake has already been accused of drawing a little too heavily on another artist's work in the beat of "Hotline Bling" as well (Popcrush).
Stealing jokes on national TV?
The new host of The Daily Show, Trevor Noah, has been accused of plagiarizing material for his show from a comedy routine by David Chappelle. A second comedian also claimed Noah stole some of his material, but later said he was only joking (Plagiarism Today).
The designers of the Tokyo Olympics logos have been accused two times of plagiarizing other companies' logos in their design. The designer of the first logo which was supposedly plagiarized is suing, while the second company has decided to try to raise money to design a new logo for themselves (Hyperallergic).
Court rules Beyonce did not steal song.
Beyonce was sued by a singer who claimed her song "XO," was based off of one of his own, called, "XOXO," which he had given to one of her backup singers. A judge has ruled that the songs are "very different," and dismissed the lawsuit (Toronto Sun).
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