Famous American TV host Oprah Winfrey has been accused of plagiarism. According to Reuters, in violation of copyright TV star has accused the founder of a brochure on U.S. presidential election, a certain Charles Harris (Charles Harris).
According to the plaintiff, in 2008 he sent ten copies of his book titled How America Elects Her Presidents to Oprah Winfrey Show. According to the author, he was hoping that Winfrey, who at the time joined in the campaign for support to president, Barack Obama, will tell viewers about his book, which would made Harris’ famous.
After sending the book Harris, in his words, received no response. Subsequently, he repeatedly inquired about the fate of his work. Meanwhile, in 2009, in an episode of her show, Oprah Winfrey read a few of theses, which, according to Harris, were taken exactly from his pamphlet. In this case, the true author of read out lines, according to Harris, was not named.
Believing that reading out someone else’s work without indicating its authorship, Winfrey violated his rights, Harris asked the court to charge her “to 150 thousand dollars for each violation.” What exactly the plaintiff is meant by this wording, the agency did not explain.
The lawsuit was filed in U.S. District Court of Pennsylvania, the date of its filing did not specify. On the reaction of most of Oprah Winfrey to put forward her address accusations while also unknown.
“Oprah Winfrey Show” airs U.S. television since 1986. During its existence, the transfer has gained immense popularity, becoming one of the most famous talk shows in the world. In 2009, Oprah Winfrey announced that in September 2011, the program will cease to exist. Itself leading intends to undertake a new project.
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