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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Piracy IS theft
by theeil on Wed 1st Sep 2010 00:53 UTC
theeil
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By definition. Piracy: [mass noun] the practice of attacking and robbing ships at sea. The association of copyright infringement with piracy implies that it's theft.

There's a difference between (a) taking property unlawfully, (b) reproducing material unlawfully, and (c) acquiring unlawfully reproduced material. Why should (c) be treated *worse* than (a)?

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