I’ve never noticed same the newspaper, but I see many times on TV that everybody seems to have the same Apple laptop!
Cory Doctorow at 2:06 AM Saturday, Jun 5, 2010
Everybody on TV and in movies reads the same newspaper, it seems. And they’ve been reading that standard newspaper prop for decades. At a guess: paranoid studio lawyers don’t want to use real newspapers because they think that they might get a copyright complaint from the paper (despite this incidental use being clearly fair use), so they insist that set-dressers all use the same prop that’s fully rights-cleared.