plagiarism vs. honouring

Vicki Robin (radiantly pictured here) is one of the most brilliant women I know. I was recently reminded of a brilliant article she wrote all about the increasing dynamic of plagiarism online and how we respond to it.

As Your Money or Your Life hits the bookstores and nearly the top 100 bestseller list on Amazon – and as I become more active in support of it (blogging, website, emails) – I’m visibly reemerging from my 5-year ‘sleep’ (to heal my body and life). More light is shining on me. Several times in the last month or so I’ve winced at how my words and work are being picked up by others. More than once something I considered “mine” – words, website, name even – is used by someone without request or attribution. Part of me wants to say, “Hey, wait a minute, that’s mine” and another part knows that no words or ideas are mine – they are just my unique re-mix of language and thought honed over thousands of years by my ancestors.

I pondered this. When is it wise to defend what is mine, and when is it wise to just let it go?

To read the rest of this brilliant piece CLICK HERE

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