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Journal kiwimate's Journal: It's called stealing and you're a thief

So here's the deal...Slashdotters simply love to defend the indefensible when it comes to pirating software, music, etc. Pure sophistry, but if you want to play silly games...

Stealing : to take the property of another wrongfully and especially as an habitual or regular practice...

synonyms STEAL, PILFER, FILCH, PURLOIN mean to take from another without right or without detection. STEAL may apply to any surreptitious taking of something and differs from the other terms by commonly applying to intangibles as well as material things

Property : something owned or possessed...b : the exclusive right to possess, enjoy, and dispose of a thing : OWNERSHIP c : something to which a person or business has a legal title...

Thief : one that steals...

I fully expect vicious rebuttals, most likely quoting the bits I deliberately eschewed from the links I posted. Look, just be honest and admit it for what it is: it's stealing, and you're a thief.

"Most of us, when all is said and done, like what we like and make up reasons for it afterwards." -- Soren F. Petersen

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