The Internet is used by a lot of people to download music, movies, games and various other soft wares for free.
The legality of this practice is, and will be for a long time, a hot issue. Some countries want to totally stop the downloading of copy wright protected materials, like the U.S.A. Other countries, like France, want to allow this type of downloading, but only for personal use. And there are quiet a few countries who do not care at al.
The Internet has no borders, and it will be a very long time before all the counties of the world have agreed on how to legislate this music, movies and games downloading.
Of course there is an ethical issue.
A lot of people consider the downloading, for free, of copy right protected material as theft.
I have heard all the arguments by now.I did hear them in the 70’s when cassette recorders became available and very popular.I heard them when CD copiers became available and I hear them now when downloading over the Internet is becoming more and more popular.