Originally Posted by dcwiker05
So would you have bought the wheels if you didn't steal them off of my car? Most people who steal steal because they can not because if they didn't steal they wouldn't get what they were stealing in the first place...I really can't believe your advocating stealing, stealing is stealing tangible or intangible it's theft... Oh officer I wasn't going to buy these wheels if they weren't freely available on street, thus I wasn't stealing I was being an opportunist...
Why should I pay a dollar for an app because I feel it is worth the dollar while you steal the app and use it for free because otherwise if it wasn't free you wouldn't use it...wtf...I would gladly use the app for free or pirated too but I would rather be honorable and reward someone for a good job then steal their product and say, "Oh well if I wasn't able to steal it I wouldn't use it anyhow so it's cool it isn't stealing..." UMMM no that wouldn't fly in court, seriously...
What it is and what it has always been is, stealing wheels is hard and you have a much higher risk of getting caught, pirating an app is an anonymous crime so thus it's ok, there is no risk involved...cowardly crimes are ok, risky crimes not so much. If you steal 5 dollars or 500 it's still stealing so stealing a 5 dollar app is no different then 500 dollar wheels...
Not all stealing is equal, which is why there is petty theft, theft, larceny, grand larceny, etc. $5 is petty theft, a misdemeanor. In my state $500 is considered grand larceny, a felony, and punishable for 1-20 years in prison.
So no, they are not the same. Stealing $5 is not stealing $500, and pirating an app is not stealing your rims.
If you miss that concept, along with all the words you're putting in my mouth, then you don't have any hope.