There has been a lot of talk around the internet and government lately about copyrights. Over the weekend a fellow blogger searched on the first twenty or so words of a blog post. The resulting search indicated that those same identical words had been repeated over and over again with no credit whatsoever back to the original blog or writer.
Even worse are the comics, art, and photos that are pilfered without due credit. These are folks that make their living from their creations. Stealing from these folks is stealing their ability to provide a living for themselves.
And this kind of thing is also bringing regulation to the internet; something that, I believe, all who use the internet regret; once the regulation begins who knows where it will stop.
So if there is something good that needs to be shared let's link it back to its creator; you'll probably make a new contact, customer, or collaborator in the process...