Creative Influence Isn't an Excuse for Plagiarism

Column by Daniel Hope March 13, 2014
Combinatorial creativity means that our work is a combination of all the influences and experiences in our lives, but it can't be used as an excuse for plagiarism, as Shia LaBeouf so perfectly shows.
Shia LaBeouf: Plagiarist, Jerk, Troll, or All Three?

After Continued Plagiarism Scandals, Shia LaBeouf Retires From Public Life

News by Sean May January 10, 2014
After facing legal action for copying artist Daniel Clowes' work, LaBeouf has responded by...copying Daniel Clowes' work. And then retiring from public life.