Greg Graffin of Bad Religion answers exclaim.ca’s “What are your feelings on piracy?” in 2006:
I think for a piece of art to be shared is a great thing, if it’s a good piece of art. But to claim it as your own is of low character. . . At the same time, sharing art is a great thing. I guess I distinguish the sharing of it as a kid would do when he downloads something on the internet, than an artist who steals a riff or a part of a song from another artist and claims it as his own. I think that’s much more of an error, and much more evidence of a low character.