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A new study says BitTorrent piracy found by study to boost music sales. Right. BGR even points out the obvious way this study seems suspicious.
Look, everyone “pirates” stuff to some degree or another. It’s become marginally acceptable in society, and I do believe there’s a spectrum on the morality of it.
But, at the end of the day, it is theft. It’s a subtly different kind of theft than stealing a car, but something is still being taken against the wishes of the owner. We all have our reasons for why we think it’s acceptable or not, but come on, I’ve grown tired of these weak attempts to justify it by saying it actually helps the person who’s being stolen from. That’s a total douchebag argument. ”I don’t respect you or your rights enough to pay you for the content you created, but here, I’ll do you a favour and take it for free, which is really helping you!”
Let’s all just be honest with ourselves and go back to business as usual.