Stanford University Robert I. Sutton accused Marsha Petrie Sue, an Arizona professional speaker of “plagiarism” . Marsha Petrie Sue is a now known “copyright infringer” after a unanimous jury in a US Federal Court jury in Los Angeles found her liable of willful copyright infringement on December 9, 2010.
Marsha Petrie Sue unlawfully copied Dr. Lillian Glass’ materials and placed them in her 2007 Toxic People book, which by the way was the same title as Dr. Glass 1995 best -selling Toxic People book.
STANFORD PROFESSOR REPRIMANDS MARSHA PETRIE SUE ON AMAZON BLOG
The Stanford University professor openly accused Marsha Petrie Sue of plagiarism.
In a post on Marsha Petrie Sue’s amazon blog (which has hence been removed) which Professor Robert Sutton wrote in 2008, he tells Petrie Sue that she “took nearly word for word from an article “ that Professor Sutton published in the McKinsey Quarterly ,where he provided a quote from Lars Dalgaard, CEO of one of the one of the most successful and fastest-growing software companies. Apparently Marsha Petrie Sue used Dalagaard’s quote without attributing it to him, thereby claiming it as her own.
Professor Sutton is quoted as saying “There are some words omitted, but there is no attribution to original source and note below how you have pretty much simply removed some of the words from the opening of the original article. Note that I am a professor at Stanford, and directly taking text from a source with providing any attribution fits our definition of plagiarism.”
He provides her with the original source and says to Marsha Petrie Sue: “Note the identical sentences” which you can read below as Professor Sutton points out the specifics of Marsha Petrie Sue’s plagiarism.
He then as concludes his admonishment of Marsha Petrie Sue by writing” Perhaps Amazon blogs don’t need to follow the Stanford honor code, but I would never use so much text from another source without attribution, and I think that nearly all other universities –and authors –would agree that acknowledgment of the source is appropriate.”
Professor Sutton is correct in his statement that he believes that all authors would agree that acknowledgement of a source is appropriate.
Not attributing someone’s work to them and claiming it as their own is copyright infringement as a US Federal Court unanimous jury confirmed in a trial against Marsha Petrie Sue where she was found liable for willful copyright infringement.
STANFORD PROFESSORS EXACT WORDS TO WILLFUL COPYRIGHT INFRINGER MARSHA PETRIE SUE
Robert I Suton says:
The quote about Lars Dalgaard is taken nearly word for word from an article that I published in the McKinsey Quarterly earlier in the year called “Building the Civilized Workplace.” There are some words omitted, but there is no attribution to original source and note below how you have pretty much simply removed some of the words from the opening of the original article. Note that I am a professor at Stanford, and directly taking text from a source with providing any attribution fits our definition of plagiarism.
Here is the original source. Note the identical sentences:
Lars Dalgaard is CEO and cofounder of SuccessFactors, one of the world’s fastest-growing software companies-and the fastest with revenues over $30 million. Dalgaard recently listed some milestones that his California-based company passed in its first seven years:
the use of its software by more than two million employees at over 1,200 companies around the world
the use of its software by employees speaking 18 languages in 156 countries
growth three times that of the company’s nearest competitor
enthusiastic recommendations of the product by nearly all customers
dramatically low employee turnover
employing no jerks That’s right-no jerks-although the word SuccessFactors really uses (except on its Web site) is a mild obscenity that starts with the letter A and sort of rhymes with “castle.” All the employees SuccessFactors hires
agree in writing to 14 “rules of engagement.” Rule 14 starts
“I will be a good person to work with-not territorial, not be a jerk.” One of Dalgaard’s founding principles is that “our organization will consist only of people who absolutely love what we do, with a white-hot passion. We will have utmost respect for the individual in a collaborative, egalitarian, and meritocratic environment-no blind copying, no politics, no parochialism, no silos, no games, -just being good!”
Perhaps Amazon blogs don’t need to follow the Stanford honor code, but I would never use so much text from
another source without attribution, and I think that nearly all other universities –and authors –would agree that
acknowledgment of the source is appropriate.
MARSHA PETRIE SUE ALSO PUT DR. LILLIAN GLASS’ MATERIALS ON HER WEBSITE AND CLAIMED IT AS HER OWN
What Marsha Petrie Sue did concerning her word for word copying of Lars Dalgaard’s work without attribution and claiming it as her own, she to Dr. Glass as well.
Petrie Sue not only wrongfully copying Dr. Glass’ materials from Dr. Glass’ 1992 “He Says, She Says.” book and placed those materials in Petrie Sue’s 2007 Toxic People book,(the same name as Dr. Lillian Glass Toxic People book written in 1995) Petrie Sue took Glass’ material and openly placed it on her website.
On Marsha Petrie Sue’s website she had the audacity to give written permission to others to freely use Dr. Glass’ work only if they included Petrie Sue’s website address in order to promote Petrie Sue’s Professional Speaking business.