Originally Posted by WREXMachina
Parts can't be replicated with 100% accuracy and still have the original, programs can be. That's the fundamental difference between software piracy and theft. I pirated and ran Torque for a long while before I decided to buy it (before he released a free version). It's hard to give things a true test run in the 15 minute period google gives you to receive a program.
It's use to be 24 hours which is plenty of time, I'll agree with you that 15 minutes isn't long enough but stealing is stealing and there's no justification. Now if you always end up buying the app once you run it for a day or so, that's at lest better but that guy was advocating stealing every app and nothing more.
Also given the proper equipment parts can be duplicated just as well as software, problem is to duplicate them perfectly costs just as much in the end so there's no money to be made