Well yes I think that might be the thing. Pirates don't steal - they copy, co there is no direct damage to someone. The "copy not steal" thing is the gray area.
It's not gray at all.
Imagine being a photographer selling your photographs. But instead of buying them, someone copies them.
Imagine being a website template maker selling your templates. But instead of buying them, someone copies them.
Imagine making music and selling that music online. But instead of buying them, someone copies them.
The usual response is "but those are individual people and not a company". Yet that doesn't fly because that suggests you can steal anything so long as it's from a big company. Stealing is stealing. There are justifications such as starvation and health but not entertainment.
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