Famous Plagiarism Cases


Famous Plagiarism Cases

Photograph of Katy Perry

Accusations of plagiarism come up frequently in politics, journalism, music, movies and other areas as well as education.


Some famous people who have been accused of plagiarism are:


Jayson Blair, former New York Times columnist.

Doris Kearns Goodwin, historian.

James Cameron, film director.

Kaavya Viswanathan, Harvard student writer.

Australian band Men at Work.

Katy Perry, singer.


A Google news search on "plagiarism" is sure to turn up hundreds of articles.



(Photo credit: The Toad. Katy Perry. Used under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommerical 2.0 Generic license.)


Fig. 1: Defoe, David. "Katy Perry." 18 July 2008. Photo. Flickr. Yahoo!, n.d. 21 Aug. 2010.