As more programs/games/music is all streaming/online now these days I really do think torrents and other forms of mass downloading products you did not purchase is a huge issue. It is sad however that we have to have governments ordering private companies to filter their own search engines. You'd think it'd be more of a proactive process with companies or music groups that have their own music distributed through torrents without permission or any form or financial support for the downloading.
We've all made the move to purchasing tangible products online through ebay/amazon/newegg etc, however, when its digital media, people seem to cause a fit for when we're technically stealing it without actually purchasing it. There should be no difference between the two.
I understand there's a difference with digital media, you could borrow a CD from a friend and upload it to your computer. That's different. But its like recording a show or movie or music, how you get the FBI warnings of mass distributing it, we can watch it for education purposes in classes/school, or for personal use, but mass marketing and distributing the media should be stifled.Edited by Cakewalk_S - 7/19/12 at 9:08am