[LINK] Copyright Infringement as Stealing: Pfft!
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Mon Oct 27 22:01:07 EST 2008
Copyright Infringement as Stealing: Pfft!
Infringement does not appear to fit the meaning of stealing or theft because an infringement does not involve either a taking or a deprivation. Further, intangible rights seem almost impossible to steal by definition. To use the infringement-as-stealing meme demonstrates something of a lack of respect for language and consequently a lack of respect for the people to whom you are speaking.
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