You've got that question backwards. Whose concluded that copyright infringement is stealing?
> Opposition to SOPA etc does not necessarily mean people don't believe in copyright.
That has absolutely nothing to do with what I said. You clearly don't understand what I'm saying. I oppose SOPA and absolutely support copyright. And that doesn't contradict anything I've said.
> There is a very broad range of views on that particular question.
Broad range? I figure there are 2 views: those that want frame copyright infringement as stealing, and those that understand the difference.
That's the facts under the law as it stands at the moment.
I figure there are 2 views
There is a broard range of opinions ranging from a major criminal offence, to a minor offence to a non-criminal civil offence to not wrong at all to a duty of all people.