I don’t believe is always theft. There are uses of information that allow certain uses of copyrighted material to be used without the copyright owners permission but even outside these strict reasons I do not believe that copying is always theft. With the Internet as it is and information is so easily shared through it the laws around copyright need to be changed to catch up with the current uses of the Internet. It is hard to say where the line should be drawn when it comes to deciding what is theft and what is not but I still believe that the laws should be less strict than they currently are.
Aaron Swartz was an Internet activist and programmer in the United States that was involved in many different websites and protests. he was involved in the copyright debate by protesting the SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) bill and helping develop the Creative Commons organisation. He also downloaded millions of US Federal Court documents from behind an Internet paywall and uploaded them for free on another website.