Originally Posted by Ltlabner
Fact is, it's stealing. No way around it, IMO.
Now, have I done it? Yea, a few times. But I knocked it off once I stopped and really thought about it. Someone created and owns that music. They deserve to be renumerated for their investment to create, record and distribute the entertainment.
Well, what if you lend a friend your copy of a CD (which you purchased), knowing that he will likely burn said CD to his computer (though you aren't certain he will); ultimately he does burn the CD: are both you and your friend guilty of theft? Or is just he guilty?
Do you not lend friends your CDs/DVDs for this reason? Why or why not?
It's an honest set of questions, not a trap or anything.