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Re: What theft?


AM still has it´s data, nothing has been deleted. If something is stolen, its no longer where its supposed to be. So i guess, it was no theft, it was copying.

No, sorry, but data doesn't work like that. Yes, the original instance of the data still exists, but the value it once had has been taken and destroyed. As the value was taken without permission and it has permenantly deprived the rightful owner of that value of its use, then that rightly should be considered theft.

It's not the same as copying a high quality rip of Bat Outta Hell because you already bought it on 8 track, cassette, vinyl, and CD; and consider that the great Mr Loaf has had fair value from you for your use of his work.

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