Originally Posted by BoldlyDubious
You are right, of course. The "apples vs oranges" problem lies in the strange logic that media companies are trying to force on us. Example: if I don't buy a ticket to a show, but someone who goes to the show leaves a door open and I peer inside and see the show nonetheless, it would be ludicrous if the owner tries to sue me for theft (or copyright violation). Yet, this is exactly what happens if someone gets illegally distributed content.
So you think getting a perfect copy of content via illegal means is the equivalent of getting a debased version of a show by peaking around a door-frame? Well, now I'm convinced.