Demaestro - 1:39 am on Mar 1, 2011 (gmt 0)
When I steal Incredibill's car ...
Can we stop comparing physical goods with digital ones? It really is a annoying analogy.
The fact about digital goods is that you can have your cake and eat it too.
Usually when you eat a cake you no longer have it because you have consumed it. When you make a copy of a digital file you can consume it and the original is still there.
Stealing a car is nothing like making a copy of a car. If you could just "copy" a car as easily as you can copy an e-book then would you still put the same value on cars? Would you still be willing to pay thousands for something that can be copied for less then $0.01?
Again I am not making arguments for this behavior being morally correct or not. However this issue isn't black and white or as simple as
"How you would like it if I stole your car"
That is so far away from what is happening in this case.