Today I posted a canned comment on this link only answer, stating that

it would be preferable to include the essential parts of the answer here, and provide the link for reference.

The author of the answer reacted by copying & pasting a large section of that knowledge base article into the answer, which, while it certainly improves the answer a great deal, violates VMwares copyright on that article.

Is this a legal problem for SF? or just for the author of the answer? How should such answers be handled?

• Note that the answer has been edited and the problem fixed. – Sven May 6 at 9:27

• ah, plagiarism was not a term I was search for before asking the question. I was searching for copyright and infringement and couldn't find anything. I guess we can close this as a duplicate to your linked question then, so others can find it more easily in the future – Gerald Schneider May 6 at 8:37