Answered By: Franny Gaede Last Updated: Jun 18, 2014 Views: 22
In the United States a design is considered an idea and is not directly copyright-able. U.S. Copyright Law only protects things that are fixed into a permanent medium.
It is alright to review a website, note the design, use of images, etc. and then create your own original code and design elements that mimick the overall site design.
You cannot take all of a website's coding, images, etc. and reuse it as your own.
This can only be done legally if you ask the website for permission to sue the code.