What I don't agree with is that you call thief to whoever makes a copy without your permission. Not all cases are the same, not all imply loss of profit, not all imply loss of business and sometimes it may even help you grow your reputation.
Yet, you said that it was theft and (and this is my own conclusion, correct me if I am wrong) lack of integrity.
I respect your opinion but I can't agree that everybody is thief because of that.
edit: I also wondered if copyright infrigment should always be considered theft and it is the same thing. Because in some instances, I undertand that analogy but in others, I don't.
I am confused here.... are laws right or should they be changed or what? Because at some point someone said that law was one thing and morality something else and laws didn't reflect reality and all that.Errr... but there are very specific copyright laws that define when a work goes to public domain and when someone can copy it. Looks pretty black and white to me!
The law in my country says that it is legal for me to get a copy if it is for my own personal use and I am not going to make profit by selling it.
Then again, lawys are most of the time interpreted by judges and lawyers... and not everybody, like here, has the same vision.
Please, do let me know if I haven't made myself clear else I will leave it here because we can all agree that we're going in circles and getting nowhere.