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Mike Nichols lifted 34 seconds of journalist Arthur Kent's video footage from the archives and ran it — complete with Kent's original voice over — in his film Charlie Wilson's War, without asking permission.
Kent is taking Universal to court for this brazen display of plagiarism. Why should the MPAA go to town against the average public who download a cam while waiting for the DVD to come out when they can't keep their own filmmakers and studios in check for plagiarism?"
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