Plagio

Definido por la Real Academia, Plagiar: Del lat. plagiāre. 1. tr. Copiar en lo sustancial obras ajenas, dándolas como propias.

Hay aquí un artículo, de una periodista del Washington Post, a quien sus editores acusan de haber copiado de este otro artículo de un reportero del Arizona Republic, recientemente. Ha sido suspendida durante tres meses.

Vean los parecidos:

Washington Post: When Loughner was tackled by bystanders after the shootings, he was wearing earplugs and had two handgun magazines in his front pocket.
Arizona Republic: When Loughner was captured by civilians at the crime scene, he was wearing earplugs and had two handgun magazines in his front pocket.

WP: Loughner’s parents told detectives that he kept a shotgun in the trunk of his green Chevy Nova. According to the search warrant, two 12-gauge shotguns were recovered from the garage.
AR: Loughner’s parents told detectives he kept a shotgun in the trunk of his green Chevy Nova. Search-warrant returns indicate that two .12-gauge shotguns were recovered from the garage.

WP: The documents describe a letter sent to Loughner by Giffords’s staff with his name misspelled as “Loughney.” An FBI affidavit says Giffords’s staff reported that Loughner used the incorrect name when he signed in at a “Congress on Your Corner” event in 2007.
AR: The search-warrant materials, made public at the request of The Arizona Republic and 12 News, also describe a letter sent to Loughner by Giffords’ staff with his name misspelled as “Loughney.” … An FBI affidavit says Giffords’ staff reported that Loughner used the incorrect name when he signed in at a similar event in 2007, which explains the mistaken spelling on correspondence from the congresswoman’s office.

WP: Loughner’s parents told investigators that on the morning of the shootings their son arrived home and removed a backpack from the trunk of his vehicle. “He went inside the home, and the parents tried to talk to Mr. Loughner,” according to the affidavit for the search warrant. “He would not talk to them. And he eventually took off running.”
AR: Loughner’s parents told investigators that on the morning of the shooting their son arrived home and removed a backpack from the trunk of his vehicle. “He went inside the home, and the parents tried to talk to Mr. Loughner in the home,” says the affidavit. “He would not talk to them. And he eventually took off running.” The backpack may be the same diaper bag with straps that deputies said in January they recovered near Loughner’s home; it contained 9mm ammunition.

El problema, aquí, no es la copia palabra a palabra. Es el acceso a la información. El periodista del Arizona Republic pidió y tuvo acceso a los documentos judiciales sobre Loughner. Era imposible que la periodista del Post tuviera acceso a ellos, por lo que los copió sin atribuirlos, según sus jefes.

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