Plagiarism 101

I don’t usually get mad about this stuff, but this is so blatant that it got me riled up enough to send this person an email. I’ll share the email below.


Also available here: As you can probabbly guess, I took some liberties with the green font text.

I’m not naming the person although technically I’m also sharing her work, but that’s out of respect for her since I really haven’t given her time to respond to my email. If she wants me to put her name on this post, I’m happy to do so. 

Greetings [InsertNameHere],

My name is David Truss and I recently came across your Educational Technology Philosophy via a Google Search.


It seems that you quoted me extensively from my statement, originally posted May 23rd, 2007 on my original blog, and now currently found here:

I know that you understand quoting because you have Carl Rogers quoted on several of your pages.

I openly share my work with a Creative Commons License: Which means you are welcome to share my work publicly, as long as I am attributed.

I’m requesting that you either quote me and give me credit, or that you remove the quotes from your page. It’s a small request considering that I chose not to copyright and actually choose to share, only asking that I get credit for my work.