Forums - General Discussion - File sharing or making a back up copy is not piracy.

Piracy (pirating) is normally the act of stealing from other ships at sea or using ships to steal from the land.

We have allowed this totally inaccurate use of a clearly defined word to make the simple act of file-sharing mean something nasty and violent.

New piracy laws are unenforceable because it is impossible stop file sharing unless the Internet was shut down. 

File sharing or making a back up copy is not piracy.