Yes, I already have a pirated copy of Star Wars Episode III on DVD. But how is that stealing? I beg anyone to give me the answer. I'm not going to watch it until I first see it at the theater, and I'm sure I'll see it at least a half dozen times while it's in theaters. Furthermore, despite owning this pirated copy of the movie, I'm going to buy it when it comes out on the official DVD release. I'll also likely purchase the special edition which will be released 6 months after the DVD and the box set which will be released a year after that. Again, how the FSCK is my pirated copy stealing?
The problem is not the RIAA or the DMCA. Really. The problem is, people are stupid. And people run the RIAA and authored and passed the DMCA. When I was a young, impressionable boy, my teachers taught me that, "A person isn't stupid, people are stupid." Well, I tried to believe that. But just like introducing homosexual characters on Sesame Street so pre-schoolers can learn that its normal, I found it wasn't true. A person is stupid, and that's why people are stupid. A collection of stupid persons!