✍ Copying Is Not Theft; Saying It Is IS Spin

Just in case you were in any way confused (which it seems a whole lot of people are), copying is not stealing, as this charming little jingle illustrates. Infringing someone’s copyright may be against the law, but it is not theft, and whenever you hear someone say that it is you’ve just spotted the “genetic marker” for someone who is either confused or trying to feed you spin. Most likely the latter at the moment.

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  1. Copying is (potentially, depending on the original work’s licensing terms) at most : copyright infringement. as the article says, indeed, it is NEVER theft. Not under any jurisdiction. Of course, MPAA and its friends don’t want you to understand that…

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