Plagiarism changed his life
An IGN professional copies amateur’s work by plagiarising it. Indeed, his opinion on the video game “Dead Cells” was identical to the opinion of an amateur youtuber called Deadite. As a reader of the IGN website, he realises the trickery and makes a video to ask for advices on the process to follow. And everything went fast, Forbes and BBC seizes the case and collects its testimony :
« I have regularly frequented IGN for about two decades now and you could imagine my surprise when I was perusing their latest review and started to slowly notice my sentence structuring as well as my own thoughts, being used throughout the review.
At this time I have not been contacted back by IGN, but I would like to be cited, collaborated with, and compensated for the healthy ad revenue they pulled in on both their written review and video review. As for the author Filip, this was his first video review for IGN and it is slightly understandable to seek knowledge from someone who has done multiple reviews before, but it should not have been replicated in this manner. »
After this affair, the editor Filip Miucin was dismissed. For “Deadite”, the story ends well : the notoriety of its YouTube channel has exploded from almost 20,000 subscribers to more than 80,000 today.
Will he be the next editor of IGN?
Charges of plagiarism in the musical world are frequent
A lot of stars are accused of plagiarism. Is it inspiration and influence ? Imitation or plagiarism ? The US copyright law is not clear and talk about “idea” and “expression” can be translated into the language of music.
«The closest description given of plagiarism, is the existence of a “substantial similarity” between two works. However, precise, quantitative algorithmic rules are not specified to determine what exactly constitutes a “substantial similarity”.» Plagiarism or inspiration?
Many famous people are facing this problem : Miley Cyrus, Meghan Trainor, Ed Sheeran, Rihanna, Usher, Jennifer Lopez, The Beatles, Rod Stewart, Radiohead…