Originally Posted by ManiacMichaelMyers
I'm not sure about this new Walmart brand toothpaste, I think I'll just steal it, because I buy Crest here all the time anyhow.
No, it's nothing like that. That argument has always been pointless. Piracy doesn't involve stealing. It involves making a clone of something (an inferior clone too) and distributing that.
Making a copy of the video content doesn't really matter because media content, on it's own, is worthless in 2010. It's too abundant to have a value.
Pirating something isn't comparable to stealing a rare, physical master copy (which is what the toothpaste is).