theft is when you take something from someone and they can no longer have /sell that product/object. file sharing "steals" nothing as people already
have the copy and are sharing/copying and spreading. if you were to physically break into servers/store/warehouse and steal a copy,rip a copy from
mainframe ect then you are stealing, file sharing is just that, everyone shares a piece of work they already OWN, no different than handing a book to
a friend so someone can get homework done with out buying a book, omg lost profit, go and arrest everyone in a library!!! nothing is stolen.
besides the fact they aren't not selling you an original, they are all selling copies themselves, lol its the biggest farce in 21st century. what is
happening is they are losing "POTENTIAL" profits, they are not being stolen from as they still have their original copy. IM not really into it
anymore, but IM not against it either.
but because we live in a fascist society you see dumbass judges awarding 240 million to giants like sony against mothers/kids downloading copies of
copies of copies that SOMEONE ALREADY BOUGHT AND SHARED! and now its become a business all to itself, companies will put out crap music and games with
a tracking device, usually hire a third party to do tracking then send out thousands of cease and desist actions to ISPs, to do dirty work for them,
once they round up the names, off to court you go. so allot of companies just put complete crap out now and half finished games knowing they will bunk
but prolly make some money on the side suing people, YAY AMERIKA
but in the end, no one has really stolen anything unless the copy being shared, is stolen from a store, or the head quarters of the business lol, i
love the topic really, they gave companies rights to manufacture, cd/laser disc, tape, 8 track, video cameras ect ect,,, they make copies in the
hundreds to millions at a fraction (pennies in some cases) but the minute you copy something you already bought....ohhh wait a minute you cant copy
your copy! IM sorry but once i bought the cd ITS FREAKIN MINE ALL MINE ALL MINE ALL MINE and ill copy copy copy my hearts content out sharing MY copy
if i like to just like i do when i lend my friends my movies and music cds, or make them play lists cds, copying music from cd's I OWN totally legal,
so should file sharing unless they can trace original source to a stolen copy, its a complete fabrication of the truth and they know it. i also liken
it to taking pictures of artwork that you cant afford/isnt for sale, oops guess that artist should sue!!!
(p.s) you can take as many pics and copy any of my work as much as you like, my schooling is paid off finally lol, so i share with everyone, will i
tell you who i am nope, but if in boston /providence area, good chance you may have already "copied" my work...ohhh nooos what will i ever do..not sue
thats for sure hehe.
edit on 4-10-2012 by ~widowmaker~ because: forgot