In the Christian usenet I sometimes stumble over people who decorate themselves with the feathers of others, copying and pasting their stuff from the internet, but rejecting to even give credit to the original author or poet. They do so to look better than others, and very often they are not able to write more than one or two lines on their own, not even in their own language. In addition, they even react arrogantly when you point to their illegal actions, and then turn it all around and accuse you for telling the truth, and for trying to protect the rights of the original authors who happened to put a lot of time into their work, and all just for some to come along and abuse it for their own purposes.
When you correct them, however, they might admit to be wrong, and then even turn it around and accuse the informer for informing them and others about their wrong doing. They come up with some strange defence and claim that you have something against them personally, and that you did not complain when others did the same. But why should I read everything in usenet and nternet and filter out who is plagiarizing? But are doing this all the time, are even informed about it, then do it again. Then accuses the informer. What is that? Is stealing things from others allowed now?
God says we shall not steal anything from others. It is one of the ten commandments God gave to Moses. We should not sin and forget that we belong to Him, even in usenet or internet, and give up sinning.
If you quote others, please make sure that you give credit to the author if he or she allowed you to copy and paste his things and if they are not public domain. Thigs are not free for use just because you can find them in the internet.
You can make use of my posts, however, if you mention the author and if you do not change the wording and post the complete article, so the meaning is not changed. If you want to inform me about using my articles, please send me an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you! And just help yourself! The more the better!!!