I wish people could be a little less self-serving.
Obviously never had an original thought!
I get it. Theft is worse than piracy because no one else gets to enjoy the original. So next time I want to "steal" music, I'll abduct the whole band and make them compose songs only for me.
Think property rights. You stole the creative idea, which is more valuable than the material property itself.
except you ARE stealing... you're stealing profit from the rightful designers and/or musicians of whatever you steal. when the musician wakes up in the morning, he's not getting his check.
you can go on and on about how much you hate ~big business~ but that doesn't make it right or lawful to STEAL from them... even if your simple-minded infographic backs up your claim.
Now imagine you spent money to design a car, somebody copied it and gave it away for free, and nobody wanted to buy it. This is dumb.
I'm sorry but do you know what pirates did? Like, privateers? Yeah. They stole, and you are stealing too.
Now anyone who is saying Piracy is not wrong, is sitll mistaken. But it isnt the same thing.
Not defending piracy, simply pointing out that it is something different entirely, and applying the laws and logic of theft to it is a dumb way to solve the problem.
Fun Game; is it: a.) arrogance or, b.) ignorance?
imagine if someone breaks into your office and steals public data and its still there in the morning. not theft piracy