- Feb 21, 2010
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If you buy a HDD and it has tons of movies and music on it would the right thing to do be formatting the drive without ever watching or listening to anything?
What's the dilemma?
Did you pay the people who performed the work to produce the goods that you are consuming, whether you received them intentionally or not?
Did the person who sold you the goods pay for them and then give you the original material, or just copies (keeping the originals for their own consumption)?
If not, what entitles you to the sweat of the brow of the producers' of those goods and why?
Is it then not a crime, and by extension morally acceptable, to steal if I need it? How about if I just want it? How about killing for it? Where's the line or do we really care? Is the inherent nature of the goods somehow such that it precludes compensation for it's use at some point?
Blah, blah, blah... talk, talk, talk...
Steal big, steal little, still a thief.