The question being asked for this blog is if illegal downloading a victim-less crime? Good question, the answer to that is sadly no, because you may not realize it, but there is actually a victim in illegal downloading. Someone out there is losing money for their hard work each time an illegal download happens. Illegal downloading is not different from stealing because you are essentially doing the same thing.
Whether it’s to steal the actual physical item or download the digital version, at the end of the day, it’s stealing. Every thing that you may download FREE, when it is clearly an item that can only be purchased, is stealing. The internet just makes it easy because the availability of it and the chances of getting in trouble are slim to none because so many people do it, that it is not enforced although illegal.