CBS Evening News for Friday, Jun 12, 1992
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.
(Hollywood: Cinny Kennard) Charges of plagiarism against Hollywood writers featured; a few case studies cited. ["Homicide: A Year on the Killing Streets" author David SIMON - accuses writers of television show "Polish Hill" of plagiarism.] [Simon's lawyer Pierce O'DONNELL - says theft is rampant.] Writer Art Buchwald's lawsuit against Paramount Pictures Corporation for stealing the idea for the film "Coming to America" recalled. [Writer/director Barry LEVINSON - says the individual's work must be protected.] Agreement by Warner Brothers to re-shoot "Polish Hill" scenes in response to accusations from Simon and Levinson noted. [O'DONNELL, Baltimore, Maryland, homicide DETECTIVE, SIMON - comment.]
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