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 I don't think you understand what Crowley gets at all. Your use of the word stealing there, while sort of fine as a common sentence, does not conform to the legal definition of theft.  You cannot be charged with something as bland as "stealing a person's livelihood", and copyright infringement of intellectual property is not the same as theft of physical property.  That's why it is called copyright infringement, it is different. Crowley thinks copyright infringement is,...
Quite possibly/probably true.  Certainly a lot of those claims seem to flatly contradict scientific research published elsewhere that has a lot more credibility.
 I think you're responding to TS, not me.  He's claiming that the theft is of revenue.
Re. The hurricane claim, that seems so wildly out of whack with common knowledge that I wonder if there's a reason behind it. Does a hurricane making landfall have some particular technical definition that Katrina and Sandy don't fulfil for some reason? If that's the case then the claim seems somewhat disingenuous, even if it isn't a lie, since everyone knows how devastating Katrina and Sandy were, even without this "landfall" thing.
The revenue never existed. You can't lose something that doesn't exist.At most you could say the opportunity for revenue was stolen, but that's not really true either, since the downloaded could conceivably pay for the thing at a later date - some people use this argument to justify piracy on a trial and reward basis.
I don't think the argument here is that a crime wasn't committed, just that the crime wasn't theft, because theft has a particular definition that hasn't been met.  There are other crimes to cover the other situations that have been mentioned, copyright infringement, industrial/economic espionage, counterfeiting etc.   Lots of people getting hot under the collar over a definition.
There's a three finger drag option in System Preferences which works for some things, like windows and file icons.  Doesn't work for selected text though.
Really?  Compared to the USB accessories ecosystem of external hard drives, mice, keyboards, printers, and other desktop/laptop accessories that are in wide circulation? There's a fair amount of Lightning stuff out there, but most of it wouldn't even be useable with a MacBook Air (I can't fit my MBA into my B&W sound system dock) and I can't see that most of the rest would have a whole lot of use.
Same reason previous USB ports are designed the same way, the contacts in the port are static, and the contacts in the cable have the spring that ensures contact is made.  Since those spring contacts are the part that moves, are therefore under a certain amount a repetitive stress, are and one of the most likely parts to fail, there is an argument that it's better to put them in the easily replaceable and relatively cheap cable, than the port on the $1000 computer.
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