Here some Logic 101, for those of you who are slow on the uptake:
Stealing a car is theft.
Breaking into a home and stealing a TV is theft.
Hell even getting into the cookie jar while your mothers not looking can be labeled as theft.
What do all of those have in common? Something was stolen, specifically an object that belonged to person A was taken by person B. After said deed, person A no longer possesed the said object.
Kids, do you see where Im going here?
Now lets say I could copy said objects and take those copies, would that still be theft???
If I could copy the car from the first example, and drive away in my copy would that be stealing??? In theory the person who owned the car should not really give a fuck. The AUTOMAKER though, thats another matter. They would consider that a lost sale.
Equating piracy with theft is bullshit. Im not saying Piracy is not an infringement, or even that it isnt a criminal act. Im just saying that it cant and SHOULD NOT have the same weight on the scales of Justice.
I have a nifty blue line!