Not on the Dance Xcetera Team. I don't have a problem with someone making a set that looks like a music video they saw providing it's a real life video and not from another dance that was created in Second Life by another director on a different team. This is what happened to us, and I have no tolerance for it. Even if the original creator gave permission to do so - which no director in their right mind would allow someone to copy their hard work - I would not allow it.
Being on this team is all about listening to the music, let it touch your heart and soul, and then create a beautiful masterpiece. I've been doing this for almost five years now (director right out of the gate) so I know what's involved in creating one dance. The time, the frustration, the linden - everything from build to costumes, picking out the right animations and mapping your moves - it's a lot of hours of hard work and it's disrespectful to use someone's else's idea and pass it off as your own.
I am not the dance police and I won't travel all over SL to watch any of my directors to make sure they aren't copying another director's work, but if word gets back to me and I see that it's been copied, a person's right to direct on this team will be stripped away permanently. I've worked to fucking hard to keep this team going to end up with a reputation of having directors who copy dances.
Any team owner out there who disagrees with me shouldn't be in dance at all and definitely shouldn't own a team. It's never ok to copy someone's work no matter who it is or what the product is your copying. If you come across a team that allows this kind of behavior run as fast as you can to a reputable team!