Is Piracy No Longer Piracy, Or Just An Excuse?

Articles around the web have been published talking about the X-Men Origins: Wolverine movie leak where an uncut rough draft of the movie made its way onto the internet.

The articles question the premise of piracy and that despite the social issues, the bottom line is that it is illegal to make available, download and view copyrighted content without paying for it.

Despite the letter of the law, there's an amazing perceived gray area to the issue.

For me, the bottom line is that if the system charges money for a consumer to own the product, then if you obtain it any other way, that, is stealing.

It doesn't matter if one thinks that Hollywood already makes too much money.  That's a bullshit excuse.  You might as well start blathering on about how the car industry, the milk industry and all other industries make too much money.

Thieves...  that's all it boils down to, and these thieves will screw up everyone else's access to the internet because of their knee-jerk behavior.