I was talking to a new friend who is starting his own small web agency, recruiting small businesses. It is at this point, a two-person operation: him for sales and another person for the actual creation. "He's all into XHTML, CSS, validation, talks in pixels."
"We just steal that."
There is some question of ethics there, but in the end we do what we do to get there fastest and not commit to egregious an infringement. Of course, the Open Source movement is all about having this not be a problem: Open Source projects are very explicit you can re-use their computer code, as long as you release your modifications and re-uses and adaptations to the larger community as well. Trying to operationalize this involves much hair-splitting over copyright notices, examining what constitutes re-use and adaptation, when should source code for a computer system be released back to the community or not.