We all know that the library is a veritable source of information from which one can get as much as they please in terms of books and knowledge acquired from those. A library lets you check out a book, completely free, and use it for a certain number of days. It has been an effective resource from which people can benefit.
With the advent of the internet, however, people can now have access to these books without even leaving their house, if they want to. If you download something from the internet, aren’t you essentially doing the same thing that you do in a library, anyways? You are taking a piece of literature, for free, so that you may use it. Granted, when you download it from the Internet, you don’t have to return it, but the core concept remains the same.
So my question is this: Should it really be illegal to download books from the internet?