No. It's simply an illogical conflation of two concepts because people are inherently more open to copyright infringement than to theft. Copying has always been generally acceptable from recording TV shows on VCR (and now DVR boxes) to recording songs from the radio to creating bootleg LPs and so on. Theft on the other hand is acceptable behaviour to very few people. Therefore a simple but stupid way to change the public's attitude to copying is to claim that all such copying is theft.
Copyright infringement is illegal but let's not go crazy.
Last edited by corroonb; 10-01-2012 at 08:27 PM.