1. David: “If I steal something, the person I took it from does not have it anymore. If I infringe on a copyright, the only loss in a possibility of a potential sale.” Absurd semantic myths. Many forms of (legally defined) theft occur without the transfer (or loss) of a physical item. Even if that were not the case, welcome to the evolving world. It’s amusing that anyone tech savvy enough to argue the particulars of digital piracy yet still clings to (their misinterpretations of) archaic definitions of theft designed before said technologies came into existence. And even then: Copyright infringement holds higher penalties than garden variety theft. “The possibility of a potential sale”? It doesn’t matter how many convoluted and redundant weasel words you wrap around it. It’s simply not yours to take for free.

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