Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 9th Jun 2011 18:51 UTC
Internet & Networking It's official now. The signs had been there for a while now. While the west bangs on about the importance of freedom and democracy, they don't actually want anyone to have too much of it. The US, France, and the UK have jointly pretty much declared war on freedom on the web.
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Pedantic: copyright infringement != theft
Theft occurs when one deprives the owner of the original.

It is effectively the same thing. If I am selling software, you have two options. You can buy it from me legitimately and pay me for it. Or you can obtain an illegal copy of it and not pay me for it. If you go that route, it's effectively no different than driving off from a gas pump without paying for the gas you pumped.

Taking a picture of art in a museum can be considered copyright infringement

The copyright has long since expired on a lot of art in museums. The reason they don't want you to take pictures of the art is because flash photography damages the art and causes it to fade over time, just as if you were to leave it in the sun.

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