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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m_abs
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2005-07-06

By pirating, some people are derived of money they would have if their stuff was not pirated.

Only if the person who made the illegal copy:
a) would have bought it if he/she didn't make the copy.
b) doesn't buy it afterwards.

By pirating, some people enjoy goods that did not pay for.

Maybe. Not enough to make it theft.

Piracy is theft.

Theft is taken something that belongs to others. Since illegal copying is just making a copy leaving the original there it was, nothing has been taken.

"Piracy" is NOT theft. It can't be.

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