When will these fools learn that copyright infringement cannot and should not be compared to physical theft?
If I were to steal a car, I would be taking (unlawful) posession of a definite article. This would deprive the rightful owner of being able to use it or sell it.
If I (unlawfully) download an MP3 of a music track, the rights owner, i.e. the record company, doesn’t lose posession of the rights. Since a recording is intangible, they can still sell it.
I’m not endorsing any of those acts, but out of the two, copyright infringement is clearly the least serious of the two and should therefore be treated as such.