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(copying) is not theft. However forcing people to pay money to copy what they already own is absolutely theft.

@arh

nothing is theft if you redefine the word “theft” to your liking

@otso well piracy is copying. What do you think it is? Imagine you have a music file and I hear that and I copy the file to my own computer, this act is named piracy which is copying.

@otso well you replied to that post so I assumed, sorry for that.

@arh

If you don’t want something to be copied use snailmail where some protection for your privacy might still exist.
@arh

I don't know how you define piracy

anybody is free to copy anything they find on internet
@otso @arh

Copying is not theft under any mainstream definition of theft. The word "theft" is used instead of the phrase "unlawful copying" to create an emotional response. If the crime doesn't deprive the original owner of their access to their property, then it cannot be theft. You cannot get insurance to replace your copied property. Even the term "intellectual property" is meaningless since: property laws are irrelevant to "intellectual property"; the term "intellectual property" groups copyright, trademark, and patent law in the same category despite all of them existing for different purposes and working in different ways.

Property and theft are unrelated to copyright. Anyone who disagrees is arguing semantics.
@petit @arh

"If the crime doesn't deprive the original owner of their access to their property, then it cannot be theft."

very sharp definition!
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