Shia LaBeouf, plagiarism and intellectual property

The decision comes after LaBeouf became embroiled in a plagiarism row with graphic novelist Daniel Clowes. After his film Howard Cantour.com was found to have lifted dialogue from a Clowes short story, LaBeouf admitted “I fucked up” and posted an apology online. However, it emerged that the apology had been lifted from Yahoo! Answers, and LaBeouf continued to post apologies taken from others. Kanye West, Gucci Mane, a Texan politician and Lena Dunham all got quoted over the following days; he even sent a plane to etch I Am Sorry Daniel Clowes in the sky over Los Angeles.

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