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If I were to download a copy that someone 'lent' to me and I used that instead of an original copy, is that not the same a a friend lending me a physical copy? Or the same as me making a copy of my original and using the copy only that I cut out the physical work of making a copy myself.
originally posted by: bbracken677
a reply to: AnarchistoOfTheNorth
It's simple: piracy is when you copy it. If you buy and lend it out, it is still one copy. If you play it and others hear it, it is still but one copy. If you make 10,000 or one copy and give them away... that is piracy. If you make a copy to preserve your original and just play the copy, that is not piracy. Got it?
Making copies and distributing, or downloading copies illegally are acts of intellectual theft.
If you buy a book and loan it out...not piracy. If you buy a book and resell it...not piracy. If you buy a book, make copies and sell or give them away... piracy. Get it?