I’ve become very much bothered about this, and I’m suspecting that I’m creating a justification for something that is actually sinful.
I do not own a copy of a particular tv show. However, a friend of mine does. Since we live at a distance from each other, sometimes we’ll watch an episode together as a way to still hang out. They will watch the hard copy that they have purchased legally from a physical store, and they will send me a link to a file sharing site I guess, since they found the episode uploaded. I then stream that episode, while they watch their own hard copy where they live.
My rational is that I would be watching it with them if we lived closer, since they actually own it. But, I can’t deny the fact that the means by which I’m watching it is not the same.
Am I committing a sin, or am I being scrupulous?