Apples and Oranges. If you give someone a printed magazine, a DVD, a book, CD, record album, etc., you are giving them the physical, paid for "work" - not a copy. Paying for one subscription and distributing COPIES to others who are NOT paying is stealing. Do you shoplift as well? From the download, page 3 - "Copying or distribution of any part of this publication in any manner, electronic or paper, is prohibited without the express written permission of the publisher. " Stealing from the authors and publisher is theft, and if this publication folds because it can't sell the subscriptions is needs to keep afloat, who's to blame? I can't believe the attitudes of some people.