The blogging world has its own unwritten regulations around ethics and etiquettes that bloggers must follow. Amongst them, citing source and author info is one of the most important laws of blogging which even has legal implications.
Copyright is a legal right of an individual who produced the original content; be it an editorial content, an image or a video. Copyright also grants the individual the right to legally distribute that content as per their discretion. Since, a lot of amateur bloggers who are not aware of the implications, tend to use the copyrighted material. It is legally as well as ethically not right to use someone else’s piece without prior information and consent.
Also, if bloggers want to monetize their blogs through Google Adsense, they should always stay away from using copyrighted stuff, because it prohibits content that is subject to copyright and can deactivate your account permanently.
If you find online content which seems worth criticizing, commenting, reporting or worth research, then you should always seek permission to do so. Also, if you share someone else’s piece on your blog be sure to give them the due credit by mentioning the source and the name of the author.
bloggers in communities and on their own blogs. It is always suggested that you should give a link back to the original piece and mention the source of inspiration in your blog. It may convince the original content creator in believing your intentions.