Writer Confronts Alleged Plagiarist on Video

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By Jason Boog Comments

When All American Blogger Duane Lester discovered that a Missouri newspaper had allegedly plagiarized one of his blog posts, he drafted a letter and visited the newspaper with a video camera.

You can watch his entire confrontation in the video embedded above–an educational moment for all writers. Ethics Alarms called the video “the perfect and ethical way to handle a confrontation.” Follow this link to read Lester’s original article, a long piece about an audit of the Sheriff’s Office in Holt County, Missouri.

Below, we’ve embedded a copy of the letter that Lester used to assert his copyright. Writers can use his template to confront plagiarists in other corners of the Internet. Have you ever confronted a plagiarist? (Via Reddit & Ethical Alarms)

Assertion of Copyright