Originally Posted by corpse fan
LOL you downloading the full versoin of a game you didn't pay for is stealing. if you sold it that is copy right infringement. LOL
Ha, wrong again.
Downloading is infringement. Selling is theft (well, it's also infringement, but can be classified as theft much more comfortably).
Copyright infringement is the unauthorized or prohibited use of works under copyright, infringing the copyright holder's exclusive rights, such as the right to reproduce or perform the copyrighted work, or to make derivative works.
Downloading for personal use would be unauthorised use. Selling a copy is theft because you are taking someone elses work and stealing the revenue. But, as you can see by the definition, selling the works is also copyright infringement. It's only really the laymen and people who have no idea what they're talking about that call it theft (
) At no point does downloading a game deprive the owner of the works the right to be the sole trader of the works. Whereas by selling such works you're acting as a trader of the works illegally and actually taking revenue from those works. There has not been a single ruling that decrees downloading for personal use as theft and each such rule has always used the words "copyright infringement" and this isn't a mistake. If you feel you have some information that changes this then I suggest you contact the appropriate authorities so that we can all stop calling it copyright infringement and begin to use the word theft, instead.
And you need to learn how to read because I don't remember admitting piracy. I buy all my games, music and films, thank you very much.