This is in contrast to my earlier posting today about a constructive encyclical from the Pope about excessive IP in general but and health care in particular.
The Knights of Columbus, a pillar of the Catholic Church, now regards piracy as a breach of the “shall not steal” seventh of the Ten Commandments.
According to this interpretation, you must now confess if you have “pirated materials: videos, music and software.”
After all, stealing is a sin. And piracy is stealing, at least according to the Knights of Columbus. Not to mention certain copyright lobbyist organizations. No thresholds here. No private copying exception. No fair use test.Simply answer the question - "Have I pirated: videos, music, software?"
So - according to the Knights of Columbus, if the answer is "yes", then you gotta confess!
The Knights of Columbus is a serious and reputable organization. Indeed, it is is the world's largest Catholic fraternal service organization. Why is it now concerned with "piracy"? Has it been "lobbied"?