World Opinion Survey: Torrenting Right or Wrong? Anything and everything

jessesnow
jessesnow
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I recently saw an article about the US Vice President's recent remarks about copyright infringement. I saw many comments on the article, with good arguments on both sides of the issue. Do you believe downloading music or video from the internet without paying for it is wrong? Is it stealing if the original copy is still intact? If you download something, view it, then delete it, is it still wrong? Is it different than checking out a movie or book for free from the library and then returning it when you are done? Is it black and white or are there gray areas?

Your opinions please! (And not just "right" or "wrong," please give reasons to back up your opinion)