Ethics of downloading something you've already paid for - Techdirt

Techdirt has a post that's worth a read that talks about a debate sparked by the NY Times and Computerworld about the ethics of downloading something you have already paid for.  Its an issue worth considering, especially in light of an expected new copyright reform bill in Canada.   It ties into issues about format shifting and whether copying is theft when it doesn't deprive the owner of what they have.