Ragnor:gzt:DaveDog: Lets skip the semantics for a minute and look at the big picture
Based on your assumptions and presentation anyone will agree with your argument about the morality of copyright infringement. It is still copyright infringement and not theft. Thinking otherwise leads to fuzzy thinking and really annoying advertisements.
Exactly no matter how much of a strawman you decide to setup set up it's copyright infringement not theft, by legal definition.
But I was specifically talking about morals here...