Source code theft:
If there's one thing about the Internet that annoys me, its people who "steal"
If you use some script, that someone has written and had the decency to offer
you for FREE, the least you can do is give credit where credit is due. I have
more respect for people who don't claim to be super writers, and give credit
to those who write the scripts, than I do for those who try and make out they
are, when they have really stolen it from someone else.
I spent a while once, a while back writing a script that generated random emails. It was nothing fancy, it wasn't anything special. Fairly easy to do, took a while for a newbie like me, but it worked. I then offered it for free on this site, idea was it trapped email crawlers in a never ending loop and slowed down spammers, since not much use now, but I have searched the web to see who got it, and a lot of places that did download it and put it on their site gave credit, but I found a few that had changed the way it looked slightly, and made out they had written it, but yet the code itself was identical to what I had wrote, even down to the spelling mistakes in the comments. Now I don't make any money from it, and I just left it, couldn't be bothered with the issue, but still seemed pretty lame, and if that were part of my lively hood, it would be so easy to prove I wrote it, and catch them.
So all you code stealers out there, quit stealing peoples code, you are not as sly as you think you are, give credit where credit is due, and quit ruining my life
Have a good day