Creating something is copying, transforming, and combining, according to Kirby Ferguson. He says everything that everyone has ever made is a remix of something(s) before them. He gives so many examples of this in his super interesting four-part documentary series, Everything Is A Remix. He covers the music and film industry, the legal system and Intellectual Property.
This makes me think of the idea that honest stealing is the way to go. So go ahead and rip me off, if you can find anything worth taking.