Originally Posted by VulcanDragon
Absolute drivel. The seller is always harmed when someone steals their goods. If I want a Ferarri but can't afford one, I don't get to steal it and claim the seller wasn't harmed because I would never have actually bought one. Trying to argue that it's a digital asset and not a physical asset is just an attempt to justify the theft.
I don't condone piracy in any shape way or form, but how exactly is that the same thing? If you jack a ferrari, it's gone; the seller lost that particular item. If you pirate software, the crime you are committing is copyright infringement
, NOT theft. You are making an unauthorized duplicate of someone else's hard work. You didn't steal
any object, although intellectual property might have been stolen.