Originally Posted by Archstudent
3) No-one would pay for it in their right minds, I've seen people do pretty stupid things in the past though. How is this revelation supposed to help us?
This question actually helps us quite a lot. No backtracking for you. It demonstrates that you agree that all
the value of a retail box of Leopard lies in the data stored on the DVD. (Although actually I've just realised that I did not get you to confirm that you think it is sane behaviour to pay for a normal retail copy of Leopard).
When you download for free that data over the internet, you have taken something for free that Apple expect you to pay for.
I would be happy if I could get you to agree that what you have done is
nothing better than stealing. Whether stealing is justifiable or not is entirely another matter, but one can't help suspecting that the reason that you wish to insist that the two are entirely dissimilar is because you know/believe that stealing is "wrong".
Two things, just in case you are wondering:
1.) My own personal view of the morality of this situation is that if you have downloaded Leopard in order to evaluate it, that this is acceptable behaviour. 30 days seems reasonable, after this period of time you should delete it or buy it, but of course that is entirely my own opinion.
2.) I am a Humanist
. (i.e., a non-religious nut-job on a part-time morality crusade as opposed to a religious nut-job on a part-time morality crusade