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In article <p19p8h$1djf$1@gioia.aioe.org>, Mayayana<mayayana@invalid.nospam> wrote:

>   Back when a disk just came with a key, at most,
> people thought it was normal to pass it around to
> friends. No one thought of it as stealing.

many thought that.

don't you remember this?
<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Don%27t_Copy_That_Floppy>

> But if that
> no longer works and the software has to be "activated"
> then the majority of people stop sharing. 

yep. 

what's really sad is that some people will pirate 99 cent ios/android
apps.

software developers also hang out on the pirate sites to get the
bootleg serial numbers, which are then deactivated, sometimes even
immediately (depending on how it's validated).


> At that
> point it becomes active law-breaking. 

it was active lawbreaking before.