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> There is an ethical difference.
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> It's unethical to artificially limit a resource simply so that you can
> profit.
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> It's illegal to violate copyright laws.
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> It's equally unethical to expect someone to provide you with services,
work, or software cheaply or for free simply because you can not afford to
pay them what they have deemed their time is worth.

Your argument is invalid and illogical in every sense. You are trying to
take a very BIG view of a very specific situation. Before <insert verb that
your comfortable with that has to do with leaching off of others work and
time here> why not contact the author or publisher and explain the
situation.

Regardless, the author has NO i repeat NO obligation to provide his work to
ANYONE for free EVER. Wrap your criminal behavior/intentions in all the nice
fluff you want to justify it with but do NOT fool yourself it is still
immoral, unethical, and criminal.

Not to mention most people on this list are making their livelihoods by
selling and creating intellectual property. Its like stabbing a bee hive.

Paul

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