tangor - 9:38 pm on Feb 28, 2011 (gmt 0)
The "theft" these days is disguised/specified by the freetards/libtards (near and same, but not QUITE the same) as regards Torrents and other places (Usenet, for example) for getting "stuff". The "stuff" doesn't matter as the "stuff" is something they want and figure they don't have to pay for because they are already paying to get on the 'net.
Mark words, kiddies, the web will change...has to change or there will be no creative out there. Just like Radio, TV, local Pubs, etc. there will be a Creative Fee (whatever you want to call it) attached to access. In the old days this copyright content fee was collected via the hardware, ie, phonographs, movie theaters or tv stations (close to an ISP), that neat "Japanese Transistor Radio", Eight Tracks, Cassettes, Reel-to-Reels, etc. At PRESENT the Internet is free of GOVERNMENT as regards License, Use, Trademark, but it will go that way... eventually.
As a Creator, that works for me...though the pennies and nickles I'll get out of that scaled increment will be a bit irritating, though will add up over time.
Meanwhile, it is theft, and the freetards/libtards moan most---and without a leg to stand on.