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This is the weirdest plagiarism fight I've ever heard of

This is the weirdest plagiarism fight I've ever heard of
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More people have access to cameras and photography equipment than ever before and that's led to one of the strangest plagiarism debates I've seen. One amateur photographer accused another of stealing her image and submitting it to a Telegraph travel photo competition. The photo on the Telegraph's website looks like an exact replica of the accuser's photo, but it's not.

This bizarre tale started on a cruise near Chile's Northern Patagonian Ice Field back in 2006. Sarah Scurr stood on the deck of the ship and took a breathtaking photo of an iceberg. But, she wasn't the only one. It appears that cruise passenger Marisol Ortiz Elfeldt also took an equally beautiful photo of the same iceberg on the same day.

Scurr eventually submitted the photo to a Telegraph photography competition, and it won best of the week honors. The Telegraph posted the photo on its website six years ago and it's been there ever since. Well, Elfeldt saw it recently and through a fit, because she thought her photo had been plagiarized. She posted a comment on the Telegraph's Facebook page asking the site to credit her with the photo or remove it.

"I want to make clear that this is MINE and I find very poor (sic) of this person to deceive people by saying it's hers," she wrote. "I want this picture removed or with the right credits: my name."

Next page: See the photos for yourself.
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