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This is a really facile criticism. An encyclopaedia is supposed to be a collection of concise summaries of various topics. For obvious reasons, a concise summary of a topic is going to cover largely the same ground as the corresponding encyclopaedia entry; If the two don't have a good deal in common, then one or the other has probably failed. If people were actually copying and pasting or blatantly cribbing then you might have a point, but I don't see that as being the case. There are only so many ways of describing a set of material facts, and an even smaller subset of descriptions that are clear and concise.
You're a hateful little snob and you're making the world a worse place. To chide people for their ignorance and also chide them for trying to learn is an absolutely miserable attitude that smacks of insecurity. Being knowledgeable doesn't make you a better person, it just makes you lucky - lucky to have had the right educational opportunities, lucky to be raised with values that respect rather than denigrate the pursuit of learning. It's smug and complacent to judge people based on what they know; What matters is whether they're trying. It takes immense bravery to admit to your own ignorance and ask for help, and I have boundless respect for anyone with the courage to do so in the face of snide little bastards like you.