Well, as a summary:
Some days ago, in my university, a statement published on Facebook accused some students to copy a homework for a course called Programming (Programación, as its original name), and if all involved people doesn't pronounce before April 30th, goes to the universitary committee. Rules and stuff.
I think that if anybody copies something, there's no problem if gives some credit for that. Anyways, everybody does it. But neither is for doing it shamelessly. Wisdom must be transmitted to everybody; but if not, it dies.
Some people has not something better to do as of punish someone for just copying something, and not for something worse.
Curiously: my career supports, in part, the opensource.
PS: Note that the statement is in Spanish.
PS 2: Programming is for 1st year students. And it's in Python.