Month: February 2015

Plagiarism in the news: Cylvia Hayes and her copied consultancy report

Cylvia HayesAn investigation carried out by GoLocalPDX into the work of Cylvia Hayes, Oregan’s first lady, has revealed that sections of the Green Jobs Growth Plan: 2011-2019 report that she produced were taken from a previously written state report.

Gloria Hayes was paid tens of thousands of dollars to write the report with the purpose of providing a template for job growth in green industries in the state of Oregon, USA. Continue reading Plagiarism in the news: Cylvia Hayes and her copied consultancy report

Strange but true: the Facebook plagiarism row

Holding a cameraHow likely do you think it is that two photographs would be completely identical in every respect? Not very, you might answer! But in this  strange but true tale, we discover that it is possible for two people to take an identical shot that is indistinguishable in every detail.

The story starts with Sarah Scurr in 2006, who boarded as cruise from Puerto Montt in southern Chile to the San Rafael Glacier in the Northern Patagonian Ice Field. Continue reading Strange but true: the Facebook plagiarism row

Sam Smith plagiarism case finally settled

Sam SmithSam Smith – know for his vocals on Disclosure’s “Latch”, Naughty Boy’s “La La La” and his own numerous releases – did well at the recent Grammys scooping up four awards that included Best New Artist and Best Pop Vocal Album. His biggest and perhaps most well known hit “Stay With Me” was a contender for both Song of the Year and Record of the Year, and it scooped up both. Continue reading Sam Smith plagiarism case finally settled