Originally Posted by HarryT
That's why I said that I supply him with the paint, but I just refuse to pay him for his labour. But hey, according to some, he shouldn't be annoyed with me. After all, the fact that I've refused to pay him doesn't mean that I refuse to pay everybody, and I might perhaps pay him some money at some indeterminate point in the future, so what does he have to complain about?
So, what are you out if someone takes software you wrote without paying for it? I guess you're not able to sell it to anyone else because it's been stolen.
These arguments always break down into tiresome squabbling about analogies, and usually the analogies only work for tangible goods rather than infinite goods.