To completely grasp what is happening today in the battle between copyrights and file-sharing one needs to recognize two types of people in the world: the makers, and the takers. The makers are the people who look at the world with their minds, while takers look only with their eyes. Makers think for themselves and do as they please; takers look only at others and try to copy or impress them the best they can. Makers see a world full of possibilities, which they work hard to achieve. Takers see the world as a place where work is torture because thinking is futile, or a pointless game at best. Makers are those who create original literature, movies, music, software, photos, and video games while takers are the ones violating the makers' copyrights with illegal file-sharing. This explains why takers will villify big media companies for "profiteering" and for "having too much control over our lives" but will glorify companies like Google and Facebook who make many more billions than any film studio or record label ever has, and who intrude into our online lives to an unprecedented degree, playing with our private information with happy abandon like children let loose in a lego store. If you look closely into any copyright issue these days you will see only too clearly that it is not thieves, thugs, or profiteering that the takers have a problem with. It is the makers themselves that the takers hate. Takers despise makers simply because the makers hold the exact opposite of the takers' world view: makers love the world; takers hate it. Let your love of the world (or lack of it) determine which side of the copyright issue you are on, as in fact, it already has.