Originally Posted by Xanthe
(Besides, don't you just love how it's labeled "piracy" when common folks do it, and just "good business practices" when companies rip off their customers or the government, or when the recording industry rips off their artists?)
Stealing something is not quite the same thing as business practices. Customers can choose not to pay for overpriced goods. Artists can choose who to sign with, or can choose to not sign at all.