gwtmp01 / mac.com wrote:
> Are you arguing that the word 'theft' is reserved to describe the 
> misappropriation of tangible goods and therefore doesn't apply to 
> copyright infringement or are you trying to say that there is some 
> ethical difference between the two situations?  I'm confused.
>
> Gary Wright
>
Theft: If I steal the shirt off your back you no longer have a shirt.
Copyright infringement: If I steal the design of the shirt on you back 
you still have a shirt.

There is a difference and the case law to support it.