On May 15, 2006, at 4:07 PM, Jeremy Tregunna wrote:

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> On 15-May-06, at 7:03 PM, Elliot Temple wrote:
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>> But is every case of piracy deserving of the same great scorn?
>
> Yes.
>
>> I realise this may be a tangential issue, but if someone can't  
>> afford a book and is not going to buy it either way, whom has he  
>> harmed by downloading it?
>
> That's like saying that you're stuck with someone, and you're not  
> going to share your food either way, so what harm is there in  
> killing the person now instead of letting him starve to death.  
> That's just a silly way of thinking.

The harm there is that he would die sooner than he would if he were  
left un-murdered. He loses that amount of his life. But the thing is,  
who is harmed in the hypothetical case I described?

-- Elliot Temple
http://www.curi.us/blog/