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We have heard of films, songs, and now we have fight club pointing out the, well, inspiration for IPL 2010's launch video.
Last time it was the IPL Karmayudh video which was copied from the Yankees Ad. If you dont remember click here to see the original, the copied and filmmaker Prasoon Pandey’s reaction to plagiarism allegations.
Here's the IPL's red-carpet launch:
And here's Coke's China Olympics ad:
A nice version of saare jahaaN se achhaa, though -- unless we find out that the tune's been lifted from somewhere else too...
(Via greatbong on twitter)
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CM Naim in the Indian Express on Jaswant Singh's Jinnah: India – Partition – Independence:
I have found several cases in the footnotes and endnotes where huge chunks have been copied word-for-word from some source available on the web, with absolutely no acknowledgment of the source:
- On pages 481-2, there is a long (19 lines) ...note -- a verbatim copy of a note that is available on the web
- On page 588, the long (34 lines), equally erudite note ... a meticulous copy of what is available on the web
- Page 623 contains a note (20 lines) on the Muddiman Committe ... stolen it word for word from the “Banglapedia” on the web.
- On page 633, the author has included a note on Ramsay Macdonald; it runs to 25 lines, and faithfully copies what the Indian National Congress has placed on the web
- On pages 634-5, a long note on A K Fazlul Haq: one can find it on the web
Read the full piece at the Indian Express