Here is the basic rule for writing reports in my classes:
The Web is not a free opportunity to copy and paste material. First, it is illegal!
The reason people (like me) put information on the Web is to help people think--Not Steal.
Second, whenever you find material in a book, on the Web, etc., you must REFERENCE IT.
If you plagiarize in my class, the result is:
I do not care how much you copy or why, you will get ZERO!
When writing for business, always use the APA Style Guidelines
If you are in my business writing class, then I want you to copy from the book, but make changes to the specific subjects.
This kind of copying is based on genre and is acceptable.