The original photo of Ren Shichen's work.

Zhang Ziping's revised photo of Ren Shichen's work.

Zhang Ziping, the winner of the 2010 “Human and Water” international photography competition was stripped of his title after he plagiarised the work of Ren Shichen.

“I never entered the competition, how could my work get the top award?” Ren was astonished to see the photo he took three years ago in Gansu’s Zhengning County listed among the winning photos on the Internet. “He (Zhang Ziping) downloaded my work from the Internet and changed it with image processing software.” (Story)

Crude, but it makes you wonder how often – across the globe – these types of antics occur!?