LennyeTran wrote:... a stealing idea is still a stealing idea.
But what Mentarget posted here at EC "are not protected by copy right law"
I've noticed this too in some articles I've read. Some authors (or group of authors) allow the readers to make use of their articles for educational purposes but not for commerce
if you have the intention to use it commercially you've got to pay them. Not sure.)
Does it justify the fact that it was okay he didn't give any credit back to the original authors since it was just for an educational purpose, the topics are not protected by law, or the authors allow their work to be used? The end, having knowledgeable topics for members for educational enlightenment without citing the sources, and the mean, a good intention to post the topic but did not bother to give the credit to the authors, cannot be justified as the mean is somewhat bad in its own way already. Maybe some authors out there are being easy on you by allowing you to use their work without going through a whole lot troubles of asking for permission; therefore, I think the least you, as a gracious and honest person, should do is honor this generosity by giving them the credits they deserve. If you don't give them it, you're stealing because stealing is when you take something from someone without acknowledging the original owner. To me, what he did was stealing.
Krisi wrote:There's no selling (handing over of something in exchange for money) involved and besides, he didn't specify on those posts that those are his' own articles. (It's really up to the readers if they consider it as his'.)
For one thing, I need to clear that almost everyone here knows that he didn't pull those articles out of his behind. He must copy them from somewhere. The point is, where? Who wrote them? Why do we have to search for the authors when they were supposed to be mentioned as it should always be? He didn't bother to give credits to those who wrote them, which it would make them his own despite the fact he wanted to claim them his or not. In general, you cannot put a blame or whatsoever on someone else because you aren't clear with your work. If you're not being clear, the fault falls on you.