- Feb 23, 2005
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Piracy is copyright infringement. It is not theft.
With theft you deprive the owner of the original property. Piracy is making a copy.
So every time I take book out of the library I must pay the author/publisher a fee?The consumption of the material is not theft..... the refusal to compensate the creators if you have the ability to though is theft.
The use of that word is not only inaccurate but clearly semantic warfare..... think about it.This is a stupid debate / question.
Argue the rightness or wrongess of piracy if you want. We already have a word: PIRACY. The debate about whether to use some other word (theft) is stupid.