It is stealing, I suppose!
JanSt / MOD
Jul. 10, 2013 at 11:15
matt101101 / MOD
Jul. 10, 2013 at 11:30
I'll assume you live in England.
It is illegal but it's not stealing. S.1 of the Theft Act 1968 sets out the definition of a theft. In order to steal something you must permanently deprive its owner of said thing. When you illegally download copyrighted media, you're not permanently depriving the owner of it, as it's a mere copy of the original. It's like saying photocopying something is theft, it's not. What you're doing isn't theft, but copyright infringement.
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