I am very sorry for the delay ...here in the province of Québec its vacation for almost the whole place..
for 15 days... not much is getting done.
After the explanations you give to your "friend" jack7r3r1pp3r, I don't see what I should add
in my judgment you are right on the "trademark law" here.
Plagiarizing can go up to ..yes..death penalty, its a very serious offense. Taken to easily by many...
Its something that is "huge" in computer land. Unfortunately its something that happen to often...
Those who are getting caught can pay the price in time and/or money. Those who think they can do something like that
with impunity should think again.
This is why when I was in law school...we always had to give the source from whom we cited...
Alternatively, if you use a picture in a book and you did not gain permission to use the book, you have violated copyright law because you did not source the artist and you did not get permission from the artist to use the picture or paid for it. If you are dealing with the written word, either academically or as a profession, it is a good idea that you only use your own words. It was probably easier to get away with plagiarism 100 years ago, but it is not that easy today. The chances are very high that if you are caught plagiarizing and breaking copyright laws, you will be caught. Not only is it embarrassing, but it can cost you a bundle in a lawsuit.
I could go on here but..it will be boring for a few. ScottW it shows how honest you are and you want to pass it along to your young friend here. It always pay to be honest...at the end its the honest
who won ...others pay the price.
Was this you wanted to do from me ..or something more serious.
You already had the serious said anyway :)
YourCanadianFriend Goldie :)
ps: As your regular customer ...I have a few problems of my own they are computer related tought lol ..nothing you cannot fix