First, I apologize that I'm about to waste an entire post on a reminder. I'd just like to remind everyone not to copy my tutorials onto your sites, even in different languages. This is what I mean: on an uncomfortably regular basis, people copy an entire ikatbag tutorial and post it on their own blogs. Sometimes they copy my English instructions as well, but more often, they translate it into their own language, ostensibly for their readers to better understand. But in either case, they copy all my photos and reproduce them in the original sequence as a tutorial. I do not enjoy being the blog police, but I've had to pop over to offending sites to let their authors know my copyright policy. Awkward for everyone.
I'm not cynical or disillusioned or anything silly like that, nor am I going to stop writing tutorials just because of this risk - this has happened so very often that I now just roll my eyes and mutter, "here we go again.... does nobody read sidebars anymore?" and go do what I need to do. It's nasty work, and I always feel bad telling people off. I'm sure it's one of the downsides of aggregators - a person can read an entire blog post without even going to the original blog to read the pertinent sidebar info (where most people post their copyright notices).
Many people have similar copyright policies, so I know I'm also speaking for the entire blogging community when I say this - everything we post on our blogs is our property, and therefore we have copyright of it. It may no longer be private because it is now in the internet (eek) but it is still ours, and it is good manners to get permission to use it in any form. If anything is OK to use without asking (e.g. linking, using one or two photos, for instance), we will say so in our sidebars somewhere. If you ask us, we will often, if not always, say yes. If we don't say so explicity, don't do it. And copying entire tutorials from anyone, even if you translate the words? Bad idea. No. Don't even think it.