From an ethical standpoint, I don't see why it matters if someone is 
harmed by your ripping off his work. Receiving a benefit from someone 
without compensating him in return makes you a low life. (I bought the 
pdf, by the way)

> If I'm not disrupting an author's future sales, I'm not harming him.
> And it has to be quite clear he would have gotten those sales, or he
> has no legal case. And even if he would have gotten sales, many ways
> to disrupt those sales are and should be legal, including telling
> people the book is terrible, writing a better book, and buying all
> bookstores worldwide and remodeling them to sell only coffee.

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