Originally Posted by Format C:
Let's go a step further. Now, I open the file I created and read it. And it actually contains your novel. Now, I'm damaging you: I did not contribute in any way to your finances. And I'm actually enriching myself of your deep insight about life, without your permission, neither explicit nor implicit. Now I'm "pirating" your book, never before this very moment.
There are those who think that the reading of a novel can never damage anyone. On the contrary, the not reading of novels causes the most damage.