Either you didn't get my point, or you're trying to change my argument.
I never said laws don't have a moral basis, I said the moral basis of laws where others are harmed is completely different than the moral basis where nobody is harmed, so you can't compare laws simply because of their moral basis, which is what you were trying to do.
Also, theft and fraud harm people - not physically but financially. It's an act against another person or their property.
Theft, murder, fraud, and jumping the turnstile are all crime perpetrated against someone else. Those actions harm others - every single time. They share a common morality that it's bad to harm others. Even jaywalking is against the law because of the harm it can cause to others, and it's a shaky law at best (since the majority of the time, no harm is caused).
This isn't the case with drugs, where like alcohol, most of the time no harm is done to anyone - not even the user. The moral case for prohibition has nothing to do with the moral case against murder or theft and they can't be compared on the basis of morality.
For starters, wizards predates copyright, unlike Batman.
Second, a wizard is a generic character type, like a policeman or a bartender (or a superhero) - it's not a specific character. Call your wizard Gandalf and you're dealing with copyright. Call him Randalf and you're fine.
Also, there are far more wizards in movies than there are batmans.
And the award for best actor goes to... "The Batmobile" Yes, it brought tears to my eyes when it jumped over that ravine, and who can forget it's hilarious performance trying to find a parking spot in the garage. Hopefully this award will end the ongoing argument over which vehicle portrayed The Batmobile the best.
If they came here to make reasonable and intelligent arguments they wouldn't be called "shills."
They're only here to be "shills" - to sling pointless and degrading insults, to attack the character of the author and the opinions of the website, to stir the pot and rally everyone against them, and then to act like they've been victimized for their ignorant and rude behavior. Their only guiding philosophy is that Techdirt is wrong no matter what, and rather than simply ignore it, they feel it must be destroyed.
The sad thing is it's likely been the same people doing this for many, many years. They come here daily to simply nag something they don't like. When I think of the energy they've wasted (and has been wasted as a result of them, including what I'm typing right now) it's phenomenal.