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Friday, September 26, 2008

Plagiarism is my birth right

In the battle between Hari Puttar vs Harry Potter, the former wins, at least in the Indian Legal system. In what appears to be a cheap copy of what the original Harry Potter. The film's producers defended the name against the Warner Bros' stating the name 'Hari Puttar' means 'Son of God!' I salute the logic behind the judgment. Just see the pic and you will understand how close they are.

Is this all we can do? Can't we be creative enough? A nation of 1 billion people, extremely good story tellers (when you make up excuses to skip work, cover up failure, etc.) and we wait till some hollywood movie releases and scoop it down sometimes frame to frame and the dialogues verbatim! Most of the Indian directors are brought to court for plagiarism! Some of the movies look so cheap that you feel how can a director be so stupid when he is cpoying! has a good collection of the songs and a host of directors who are accused. It provides the list of the original and the fakes. Most of these directors are of great repute! Many cases have been filed, accusation made, many out-of-court settlements have been done. But we continue to happily lift works from other musicians, poets, painters, artists and pass them as our own.

Students copy in the exams, adults copy from colleagues, Professors copy from research scholars, supervisors plagiarize subordinate's work and pass it as their own and what not! Pathetic effort to stay ahead and fake a race. You can fool some people all the time, all people for some time but not all people all the time.

Better change and try something original, even if it is the stupidest thing on the planet. At least you are being original.

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