I was just reading another thread and one of the posters said he would never buy a trading book because he could download it free. My first "very short reaction" was sort of "loser - thief". But I used to work as a lawyer for a record company and I know I was conditioned to think that way by the government and my job. After all it was apparently bill gates who got the government to protect digital code. I certainly do not think something is wrong just because someone else or the government tells me so.... think prohibition. So morally should we be averse to downloading a trading book, software or music over the internet if that is an Intellectual property violation?