matrix_jan - 6:10 pm on Feb 26, 2013 (gmt 0)
Um, please correct me if I have misinterpreted what you wrote, but it sounds like you're saying it's okay to steal something if you don't have the money to pay for it?
It's ok to share what you have with a friend who has no money. What I wrote was that sharing is VERY different from stealing. No, stealing is not ok.
How is it any different?
Stealing an apple is a lot different than sharing a movie or a song. The company does not lose money because those who get the shared content mainly do not have the money to buy it. Plus, recently they (Hollywood) said that 2012 was their best year in sales...
One intends to earn money through providing free service that you were providing the same way, and even better. The other earns no money, he shares. It's like providing a backdoor access to a museum to see a famous panting. If you don't have the money to by the admission ticket then the extra eye won't hurt the painting or the museum.