This past Sunday, October 21, 2012, CBS Morning News aired a brilliant segment on plagiarism. Here's an excerpt:
Accusations of plagiarism have plagued writers for centuries. Shakespeare was accused of it; so was Oscar Wilde.
T.S. Elliot famously stated, "Immature poets imitate, mature poets steal."
The Beatles' George Harrison was sued for lifting the melody of "My Sweet Lord" from the Chiffons song, "He's So Fine."
Ray Parker Jr, who wrote the "Ghostbusters" theme, was taken to court by Huey Lewis for allegedly ripping off "I Want a New Drug."
Called "Word for Word" you should check it out here.