What are the penalties, if any, of copying and pasting other websites information on to yours? I made a weight loss site and needed info so I copied and pasted some articles. Now those articles I've copied, I tested to see if they were copied by other people too, I put the info in Google and there were tons of websites that had the same info. So I'm wondering if there are even any penalties to doing so. It's likely that the top ranked site copied too..