WHISPERS AND WARNINGS FOR DECEMBER 27TH

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Shia LaBeouf Apologizes For Plagiarizing New Short Film From Obscure Comic After The Internet Called Him Out
“Shia LaBeouf is in hot water today after the Internet called out the actor for plagiarizing his new short film ‘HowardCantour.com’ from Daniel Clowes’ obscure 2007 comic ‘Justin M. Damiano.'”

Partner says ‘Carson’ biography author stiffed him
“Henry ‘Bombastic’ Bushkin shafted his business partner, denying him a share of the profits from his scathing biography of Johnny Carson a new lawsuit claims.”

Concerned About Thai Navy Defamation Case against Reporters
“The United Nations human rights office today urged the Government of Thailand to drop criminal defamation charges against two journalists who wrote about the alleged involvement of the Thai Navy with human trafficking.”

Want To Know Amazon’s Confidential Settlement Terms For A Keyword Advertising Lawsuit? Merry Christmas!
“…trademark owners will find Amazon’s concessions interesting…”

More Than One Prodigal Son
“The first few years I taught undergraduates, I kept a box of tissues in my office in case of office-hour tears. A box would last a semester, particularly when the tears flowed because I had flunked a bunch of students for plagiarism. When tear-stained plagiarists showed up in my office, waving their F papers, tearing their hair and rending their garments, I told them to buy their own damned tissues.”

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