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Re: Evolution?! lol

revox wrote:

Whatever the language you choose to dress this up in, plagiarism and theft are two sides of the same coin.

Our language is exactly what allows you to categorise these together.
Plagiarism is passing object X (created by A) off as your own creation. Theft is taking object X off A and keeping it for yourself. The current form of "theft" (internet piracy, quite similar to the old fashioned taping but far more ubiquitous) is different. It is copying A's object X without paying.
The interchangeability of words enables people to say they are all the same. They are not the same.
Whether copying without paying is okay is a separate issue.

May 30, 2010, 01:07


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