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The Big Holdup: Hollywood Plagiarism

May 11, 2010 |  8:15 am

May 11, 1980, Plagiarism in Hollywood

May 11, 1980, Empire Strikes Back

May 11, 1980: "Charges of plagiarism, copyright infringement and theft of idea are common in Hollywood. Almost every feature film produced here each year (roughly 250, counting independent releases) is hit with one or more such claims, especially if the film is successful at the box office," John M. Wilson writes.

... Coming to theaters May 21: “The Empire Strikes Back.” Remember all the debates about whether Darth Vader could really be Luke Skywalker’s father?

And on the jump, the LAPD is looking for women and African Americans for the next Police Academy class.

May 11, 1980, Plagiarism

May 11, 1980, Plagiarism