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A crime is something that is defined as wrong by law, though both law and right and wrong are simply a factor of the society we currently live in. Since the vast majority of people seem to consider the piracy to be acceptable (in certain forms), it would seem that the law has just not caught up with recent changes in society yet.

I’ve also always defined theft as taking something from someone who is then left without it. Digital information can be copied and spread about with no loss to the owner (I would disagree in most cases with the arguement about loss of potential income), and can only be positive if that which is copied enables a person to achieve things they couldnt previously achieve.