The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #46601   Message #692136
Posted By: Big Mick
17-Apr-02 - 11:10 AM
Thread Name: Napster. folk tradition or theft?
Subject: RE: Napster. folk tradition or theft?
It's OK, Frank, and a very good point to re-emphasize. I think I might have implied that in an earlier post, or on an earlier thread on this subject. We have had several.

But let me second your thought. Theft is one of those absolutes. If you take it and it isn't yours to take, that is theft. In MOST cases there is no justification for it. All of these arguments presented to justify the taking of something that does not belong to them simply are attempts to mitigate the guilt. I have yet to see a compelling defense of the act. But I sure have heard lots of excuses.

Thanks for the assistance in clarifying that, Frank.