Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 31st Aug 2010 22:09 UTC
Legal Despite doing what I think are some great things for the American people, the Obama administration has a dark side. Joe Biden and many others on staff come straight from the RIAA camp, and it shows. Today, the Obama administration disregarded every US law relating to theft and copyright by stating that piracy is "flat, unadulterated theft".
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And getting into a car accident is murder...
by Yamin on Tue 31st Aug 2010 22:30 UTC
Yamin
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We have different words because they do mean different things. There should not be a value judgment just because we use a different word.

Theft - removing a possession from its lawful owner without their permission.

Piracy - using something which you do not have permission to use while not impacting the use of the lawful owner.

Note, the above are not legal or formal definitions, but my lame attempt to provide the distinction.

This does not preclude piracy from being harmful. It is still a crime. It is just not theft.

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