Originally Posted by ApK
Copyright law says only the copyright holder can make copies. There you go. That's the law that makes it illegal.
Copyright law then adds qualifications and exceptions.
The end result of what SHOULD be considered fair and legal I think we pretty much agree on.
You seem to know a lot more about copyright law than I do, I have to admit. When I studied constitutional law, I concentrated on property rights and tax laws.
I am coming at it from two directions, including acknowleging broad disrespect for what many consider is a disrespectful law (current twisted versions of copyright and patent law), and also from the basic foundation of the Golden Rule, upon which many other aspects of common law are built, and common law is the foundation of most modern laws.
I will concede this round to you. You win (for now).