quote: theft, n. 1. The unlawful taking and removing of another's personal property with the intent of depriving the true owner of it; larceny.
quote: My favorite artist isn't going to lose much when I don't buy their cd. After all, they make 14 cents per song sold.
quote: My favorite artist isn't going to lose much when I don't buy their cd. After all, they make 14 cents per song sold. However, they will make more money when I attend a concert of theirs because I like them.
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quote: To make an oversimplification, Socialists are not anti-property; communists are.
quote: Still, even today, socialism stands out by being particularly forthright in advocating what it considers to be direct pursuit of working class interests, even at the expense of what other ideologies consider the legitimate property rights of the wealthy classes.
quote: I understand perfectly well what the point is. I just said the obvious, that violating those isn't "theft" according to the traditional usage of that term.
quote: intangible can be stolen. Just because you copy something doesn't mean that ownership has been relinquished. The property owner retains ownership of the original and the copy regardless of who copied it. Therefore, if you are using the copy unlawfully (without the property owners' permission) it is considered theft.