With all of the kerfuffle over who did what first in regards to the deep fried pastry, Cronut, Dosant, Fried Croissant etc. I am wondering what do others think of the practice of copying anothers work and using it to propel your establishment? Just the other day I came upon a restaurant in the Netherlands that has copied Alinea's table side dessert, and a number of others on the forum called them out on it (maybe they got permission or a blessing to do so). Full disclosure I do a *similar* thing for private events but I do give them the credit for the inspiration as well as I also take the presentation a lot further to make it my own. I also see a number of European chefs doing similar things but for photography purposes. But to copy and paste (and then sell it) is something totally different I think. Thoughts? Also, no one invents anything anymore. Its not who invented it but who got to the newspapers first!