Catapult does copy-allegations: plagiarism in spin cycle

Benjamin Fredrich, editor-in-chief of the "catapult"-magazine, is angry. On the website of his publication for "Kartografik and social science," is he puts

Catapult does copy-allegations: plagiarism in spin cycle

Benjamin Fredrich, editor-in-chief of the "catapult"-magazine, is angry. On the website of his publication for "Kartografik and social science," is he puts in more than 20,500 peppery and PR-technically effective characters, why: After the "Süddeutsche" had set their column "the Bottom line" in February, as the claimant alleged, had become, according to your knowledge portfolio have copied the "catapult"section of the "Dry Numbers" would now be copied again. The allegation is: "authors of the time'-publishers have in the order of the Hoffmann and Campe publishing an entire catapult-book copies."

Axel Weidemann

editor in the features section.

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It is the successor book to the Hoffmann und Campe 2019 published entitled "100 cards that change your view of the world". We have negotiated, writes Fredrich. Because the publishers have left with the payment for the first book of the time, and the ideas about the profit-sharing apart, gaped, not you. Since you've decided to make the book with Suhrkamp.

Cover, title, graphics, and Info-cards are almost identical

Thereupon decided had been at Hoffmann and Campe, the first book on the release date of the new Suhrkamp-book in special colors to reissue. Fredrich had sent Hoffmann and Campe a Declaration to cease and desist. However, the message had come from Hamburg, you are going to implement the new map book along with the author Tin fishermen and the graphic designer Mario man of the "time". So, Fredrich, he had initially held legitimate.

But he is said to have fallen from the clouds, as he cards saw the Cover, Format, title, graphics, and Info in this book, they are similar to the template greatly. The work of Fischer and man is called "Good cards – Germany, as you have never seen it before", the Cover is very reminiscent of the "catapult"-book. So, Fredrich, was "a planned and systematic exploitation of a competitor".

Fischer replied on his Blog to the "tantrum": Fredrich blade for him, "a bit of a disappointed Ex". He wanted to build on the concept of the "catapult" with Hoffmann and Campe are not developed, the ideas he claw: "card ideas and research [are] of us. Of catapult no.“ In addition, catapult "themselves have' copied 'liberal ideas of others, and when sold". The only document Fischer leads a image from the Portal Reddit, where the title of the first book is based.

Hoffmann und Campe responded to the request with his official opinion: It's not true that you have copied the book of the "catapult"team. You have developed "the particular book's concept, which was planned as a series". Unfortunately, went "catapult" to a larger publisher, you would have made "like other volumes with a catapult".

Updated Date: 26 June 2020, 14:20

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