cdifoto wrote in post #14655232
You see a television at the store and want to enjoy it at home...do you just steal it?
No, it isn't actually. This is used always as an argument against free downloading, but the analogy is faulty. When I steal that tv from the store, then that is an actual, real, physical loss in that there are a limited amount of tv's just like it. You steal one, then there is one less to sell and the money invested in making it is lost.
But when you download something, say Adobe CS5, then there is no real, physical loss as the amount of copies is infinite and it's not affected by those that free download it.
Now, you may still be against free downloading, but you're going to have to find better reasons than this one.
Personally I agree with Jared. The world has changed and those businesses that can't adapt, will perish. Is that fair? Probably not, but who said the world is fair? But it is the reality. If people can get something for free, they will not pay for it. Really quite understandable from an evolutionary point of view: the less survival in this modern world costs, the better our chances of making it.
But in any case there's no use hanging on to things past.