When is theft not theft?
Question time Me-hos.... What are the societal implications for a world partially inhabited by people that have little respect for property rights?
be it software, .games, digital media ( ie books music and movies) I dont think anyone would deny that piracy is in fact theft. So is it the lack of consequences, or the perception that it is only big business that loses out that emboldens millions of people to steal from others?
Is this an evolutionary step away from a business model based on scarcity, or the further decay of a moralless society?