Quoted from PinChili:
Theft of other's IP is not a victimless crime. It's wrong and it's a major problem for studios.
>it's not a victimless crime ..... and is a major problem for studios
this is not a slam-dunk in either direction. plenty of folks assert that piracy is what spreads the word of music and films, massively increases their exposure and so directly leads to *increased* sales to the people who discovered it via a borrowed tape or downloaded copy. having said that, i agree that stealing the IP of a small start-up business probably takes food off their table at a time when every penny counts. but a behemoth the size of Fox? never. they would likely reap the benefits of free publicity by piracy.
er.... yeah maybe, but this isn't church or a police station. i'm sure most of us swear and speed and used to drink underage, and i'm 100% positive that in your life you would have borrowed a friend's tapes or recorded off the radio, right? as vid said, sometimes rulebreakers are cool.