Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Annapolis Valley
There's some recycled piracy is theft discussion here. To use the stealing oranges analogy, it's comparing apples to oranges. Stealing an orange is theft that can lead to a criminal charge but streaming an apple is at most a copyright infringement, that's a civil not criminal charge. Philosophically, we can see the difference: if I steal an orange and eat it, no one else can eat that orange. If I stream a video about apples, it still exists for the owner and others to watch. Intellectual property deserves compensation but it isn't in the same class of property as a physical object.