It isn't that black and white. For a start if you find a wallet that is someones physical property still, its not the same thing, it's a silly analogy.
An extreme analogy, but not silly. Unless someone picks it up and either finds an (oviously the owner's)
contact number or address inside it and lets them know, or alternatively takes it to the police, then the owner has lost it permanently. SO you do no harm by being the one of possibly many who simplay take it and enjoy.
Have you ever gone around to a friends house and watched a movie because they had it and you didn't, you wanted to watch it but wasn't so keen to that you wanted to fork out for the film yourself
What about borrowing a movie from a friend or going around their house to listen to some music with them?
The first, no, but see no problem. The second, even less problem. Those are the silly analogies, and no copyright holder would dream of worrying about them.
What about having a meal with some friends and being so impressed with the food they copied out the recipe for you from the book?
One recipe. They could even give you the book. If you want twenty recipes they might suggest you buy a copy, or they might buy you one for Christmas. Another silly analogy.
... a whole usually younger generation don't see the harm of downloading music they haven't paid for.
That is the problem. If it is copyrighted and issued advert-free by a publishing house, the performer will receive royalties for each sale. Copied onto the internet and pirated they wont. Both the performers and the publishing house, at the limits, will go bankrupt. At best just give up. Where does that leave the whole generation of growing older kids?
Kindness isn't going to cure the world of all its awfulness but it's a good place to begin. Daisy Ridley.
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