When catching up on the latest thread regarding Maxpedition ripping off the Skinth sheaths, I had to wonder...when is it acceptable to rip off someone else's product? When it's personal? When our personal budgets don't allow purchase of the original product? Or never? I've read quite a bit of discussion on how much is sucks when no-name (or even brand name) manufacturers make their own Sebenza or TAD Gear jacket, how unethical that is, and so on. The defenses are varied, but inevitably, there are plenty of people that pick up the copied gear. Now, when it comes to Maxped and the way they treated Jon, I easily get the personal reasons why we, as a group/forum, tend to bag on them. Given that, does it make it okay when low-budget airsoft companies (or anyone else) make blatant Maxped knock-offs? Don't get me wrong, I'm not defending Maxped or their treatment of Jon, it's just that I see a lot of both sides of the same issue around here and wondered what y'all's opinion of the matter is.