I think, though, that the bigger reason why there’s no social stigma attached to downloading is because, on some level, most people break laws when we find them inconvenient and when we don’t see harm in doing so. Drivers exceed the speed limit all the time–some do it recklessly, but others do it moderately. I’ve been known to go 75 in a 70 under the notion that a state trooper isn’t likely to pull me over when there are people going 80 or faster. I rationalize it by saying to myself that the damage I’m doing is minimal at worst. There’s no question I’m breaking the law, and if a trooper gives me a ticket, then I can’t really complain about it (though I no doubt will).