Engilbrand said:For the record, legality and morality are not the same thing. Laws can have no basis in right or wrong. The are immoral laws. There have been people in history who have done the right thing, even though it was illegal.
You can say that downloading the PDFs is illegal, but you can't say that it's immoral without backing it up with something more than "It's illegal."
I haven't seen them yet and I can't wait for them to come.
Exactly why I avoided the use of the word "immoral." There is room for debate as to whether downloading the file is immoral or not.
I called it unethical. The ethical ramifications here are much more clear cut. Someone may convince me that the severity of the ethical infraction is minor, but I doubt anyone could build a good argument for an ethical reason to download illegal pdfs.