I think this should be treated exactly the same as looting. That is, after all, what it is; it's people taking advantage of the chaos of a disaster to steal. If it is all different from traditional looting, it is worse, in that at least those looting in the chaos of a normal disaster can pretend "oh, the owners are dead and don't need this stuff anymore."
These people are stealing from the very victims of the disaster. If they pay the penalty traditionally meted out to looters I will not be able to shed a tear.
For those concerned about the "virality" of the GPL, a suggestion: Write Your Own Damn Code.
[ Parent ]