Originally Posted by Kid A
Duplicated copy of my car: you didn't steal a car from me (just as burning a copy of a DVD I legally purchased isn't stealing from me). You stole it from the car company that has invested millions in designing and engineering that design. The design of that car is their intellectual property. Just as it would be illegal for a rival car company to duplicate their patented blueprints. This is why we have copyright across all types of mediums.
Which is fine, It doesn't respect copyright, I dont see that as theft though.
I dont value the idea to make something, ideas without the actual creation are just dreams, the creation of the item is where the value comes from in my mind, not that idea to make it. So to make a copy of it, you do the creation, even though you used somebody elses idea.