My friends and I watched “Taken” tonight on my roommate’s projector. The issue: I suspect the movie was a bootleg (as are certain other movies of his), and I felt it might be sinful for me to watch it without saying anything about it. Did I commit sin by watching a possible bootleg without correcting my friend on it?
My friends unfortunately share music with one another, something that (to the best of my knowledge) are violations of US copyright laws. My roommate also has certain movies that I suspect are bootlegged and downloaded illegally. Now I feel that my friends might not care about this fact, even though one of them did get in trouble for it before. From past experiences I feel that any attempt on my part to correct them would simply be ignored and ridiculed, and would ultimately accomplish nothing. I pray for them, but I am unsure if I should talk to them about it given the fact that my advice might ultimately fall by the wayside.
I need to read a case study for a class of mine, but it comes as part of a very pricey package that is downloaded from online. I found-out that I could obtain the case online by simply Googling the name of the case-study and read it while on the computer (without saving a copy). Would this be immoral? I would not download it, but simply read the document and close it when I was done; I would then answer various questions my professor wants us to do for homework.