Taking, stealing, theft, piracy are dishonest and inaccurate words.
“There really is not a stronger argument. There is simply nothing wrong with copying, emulating, learning, competing. It is not “taking” an idea–the originator still has it. “Taking” is the wrong verb. If I see you build a log cabin and learn from you, and build my own, I have learned from you but not taken from you. Taking, stealing, theft, piracy are dishonest and inaccurate words. If you sell a product and people compete with you and mimic you and make it harder for you to make profit–that’s the free market process. Nothing at all wrong with that.”