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originally posted by: jackjoedoe
a reply to: mazzroth
Yeah...you are a thief. Stop trying to justify it.
Using/watching/listening to something that was meant to be sold for its "use", without paying for that thing, is stealing, which makes your a thief. It is a simple concept.
originally posted by: 3danimator2014
As far as I'm concerned the word one uses is nothing but semantics.
Someone created something and asked you to pay for it. You didn't. That's stealing to me.
You have stolen their time and anyone who gets a cut of the sale profits money.
We all pirate things..i do to, but i really hate when people try to justify it or say they are not stealing. I know I'm stealing and doing something wrong and feel bad about it.
Oh and dallas buyers club was great. Really? Out of all the crap films out you could have chosen to make your point you chose that one...?
originally posted by: Dark Ghost
a reply to: 3danimator2014
While both actions are wrong according to the law (and morally objectionable to some extent), they are not directly comparable in the practical sense. The key difference lies in the physical difference of the acts and their after effects.
Steal a book and the bookshop:
a) has lost out on revenue
b) must order another physical book to replace the one that was stolen.
Download a book from the internet:
c) copyright owner has lost out on revenue.
Now, if this example involved hundreds of books, which do you think is far worse for the copyright owner than the other?