|Are unpaid-for ebooks common at your school?|
|Yes (most students have them)||66||72.53%|
|No (most students don't have them)||9||8.79|
|Sorta (maybe half the students use them)||15||15.38|
Two sample comments:
it is illegal...everyone, including medical students, share anyway...who cares. If you morally object to it, then don't do it[.]
Man-made laws and your own sense of morality are not mutually inclusive.
In my investigation I also learned that this is a matter of civil law (lawsuits), not criminal law (misdemeanors and felonies). But it is still the law. I believe there is a virtue and holiness acquired by obedience to law, whether be it an excellent law, a pure convention, a harmless hoop to jump through, or inconvenient measure. I didn't say all that online, but I did say "I tend to think breaking the law is not moral." Someone called me "naive" twice in one sentence. And someone simply responded:
...I'm afraid you are wrong.
Update: I looked up the Church teaching on this legal-moral-ethical-same-thing deal. Here's what I found.