Originally Posted by Ninjalawyer
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.
If it becomes known that high-status individuals like lawyers commonly have no problem with taking the software for free, I don't think Harry is going to be able to sell it for much money.
You could then ask whether my real objection is to the piracy, or to the talking about piracy. If so, I'd say that human nature is to talk, so they inevitably go together.