Wm. McEwan & Co. Brewers said, "To copy it is forgery."
William Blake said, "The difference between a bad artist and a good one is: The bad artist seems to copy a great deal; the good one really does."
Pablo Picasso said, "Good artists copy. Great artists steal."
Igor Stravinsky said, "A good composer does not imitate; he steals."
Comte de Lautréamont said, "Plagiarism is necessary. Progress implies it. It embraces an author's phrase, makes use of his expressions, erases a false idea and replaces it with the right idea."
Robert Heinecken said, "I think one of the really interesting things about art is that you can adapt other people's ideas without stealing them."
Mojo Nixon said, "Anyone who's any good steals outright--it's just a matter of inflicting your own personality on the material."
I say Wm. McEwan & Co. Brewers need to rethink their corporate philosophy.