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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However, I think the real term you're looking for is "Copyright Infringement"... as the term "Piracy" is sufficiently ambiguous and shouldn't be used in the first place.

I couldn't agree more! No matter that some individuals in "the scene" have embraced the pirate label; no one downloading music, software or movies is doing so with a clipper ship and guns blazing.

Real piracy still exists too, in the waters of the Mediterranean Sea, all along the coasts of Africa, and even in the Caribbean Sea. It's a real and serious thing; lives are sometimes lost and it always involves violence of some kind as well as physical theft. I feel that labeling copyright infringers as "pirates" is just as silly as labeling computer criminals "hackers", though for different reasons.

Unfortunately, the label has been maintained for so long I fear it will remain indefinitely.

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