In today's society, much of what we know as art has been "stolen" or "copied" at some point. Which brings up the point, which is ok? Stealing is considered taking another artists piece of work and claiming is as your own in it's entirety. Copying, on the other hand, is taking pieces or elements of another's work and translating that through your own work of art. Generally, copying is viewed as more socially acceptable than stealing, due to the fact that it's just taking another's ideas, rather than the whole creation. In my opinion, I think that copying is ok, as long as credit is given when needed, and the original artwork is not copied in entirety.