John and I watched The Good Shepherd this evening, and we saw a scene that was the greatest example of how plagiarism is dangerous. The main character turned in his professor for working with the nazis and the professor had to leave his position at Yale. When the professor asked the main character what he did to deserve such a fate, the main character referred to a poem that the professor had said he was writing by saying, “You know and I know Trumbull Stickney wrote that poem in 1902. You were my teacher. You betrayed me.”
Dang. That student taught his professor a lesson in copyright! FTW!