Why do New people steal instructables?

After posting my instructable the other day, it didn't take long before someone copied it down the the exact words, and even went as far as to steal some of my pictures! Now I see another instructable posted today about making a pink eraser flash drive, that is almost exactly like fungus amungus's. Both of the perpetrators in question happened to be brand new to the site, as in they had only been members for a day or two. So my question is this:

Why do new people find it necessary, or think it's cool to steal/exactly copy peoples instructables?

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Kiteman8 years ago
Do you mean they publish copies here, or on other sites? If they are here, then flagging will mean rapid removal. Elsewhere, try emailing the webmaster of the site in question, including links to the original here. (We caught somebody selling copies of 'ibles on ebay, and I had to get all official on him to get him to stop)
Gunk on Floor (author)  Kiteman8 years ago
I mean they publish copies here. I know that flagging them will get them removed very efficiently, all I want to know is why new people feel the urge to copy peoples instructables, or what makes them think it won't matter otherwise.
Have you tried asked them?
Kiteman Kiteman8 years ago

...asking them...
They'll probably cut & paste an answer LOL
Derin Labot20017 years ago
DJ Radio8 years ago
this is a major problem with the knexers..............
Sunny1246138 years ago
I always check before I post and before I make an instructable
Dim-18 years ago
I'd better do some research before I do my 1st instructable. Otherwise, I might look the fool.
ry259208 years ago
Someone also copied the LED throwies instructable. YOU DON"T MESS WITH SOMETHING LIKE THAT. Moderators/Instructables staff, Could you please not allow this, or give the new people a warning?
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