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Re: [xml-dev] Principles for an Ethical and Sustainable Internet - XML

On 29 August 2012 08:52, Michael Kay <mike@saxonica.com> wrote:
>>> If I copy music I do not take away the original: it is not the music
>>> that is stolen but the distributor's opportunity to charge me for it.
>>> But in fact if it's made possible there's no reason to suppose I won't
>>> pay for it in some other way.
>> With all due respect, Liam, that argument is as legally unsound now as it
>> was when first made.
> It's perfectly sound in the UK. Theft and copyright infringement are
> completely unrelated offences. Anyone who tells you copyright infringement
> is theft is lying. Both are illegal, but they are not the same thing.

It's because theft is defined as the "intent to permanently deprive"
the person of the item...  which is hard to do when it's a digital

Andrew Welch

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