Results for - Real theft or just virtual theft?

1,699 voters participated in this survey

1. Do you feel it is stealing to shoplift a dvd of a new release movie from a store like Walmart?

Yes
88%
1,496 votes
No
12%
203 votes

2. Do you feel it is stealing to download that same movie digitally from a source that is not authorized to distribute it?

Yes
67%
1,146 votes
No
19%
321 votes
It is a legal grey area and I'll give my view in the comments
14%
232 votes

3. Is it stealing to view a stream online of a bootlegged copy of a movie still in theaters and not available digitally through any authorized source?

Yes
69%
1,180 votes
No
31%
519 votes

4. There is now a site that allows online streaming of live TV, including cable channels. The site has to keep switching servers because they keep getting shut down. They know the cable companies are opposed to their operation, but don't care. Should criminal charges be brought against the people offering this pirated service.

Yes
43%
732 votes
No
23%
396 votes
Undecided
34%
571 votes

5. At the flea market, there are a couple of guys who sell bootlegged copies of movies. Some of the movies are still in theaters and have not been made available for digital release. They are made by filming the movie in the theater or from dvds that were sent out to reviewers and such. Should these guys be arrested and charged with a crime?

Yes
70%
1,190 votes
No
30%
509 votes
10/01/2015 Technology 1699 38 By: UpstateSC

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