On Twitter, Shia LaBeouf apologized for "failing to credit" Daniel Clowes and his comic "Justin M. Damiano" as the "inspiration" for LaBeouf's short film "HowardCantour.com." However, it appears that the apology was "inspired" by a four-year-old response to a Yahoo! Answers question about the quote often attributed to Picasso that "good artists copy but great artists steal."
David Pescovitz is Boing Boing's co-editor/managing partner. He's also a research director at Institute for the Future. On Instagram, he's @pesco.