No, but maybe there is misunderstanding. The original statement implied that stealing information is not as bad as stealing material things "because you still have the information." These examples show why that is an oversimplification.
What if somebody politely tells you something like: "Please stop snooping around in my garage, we are trying something new blabla sorry. Maybe we can talk after the race".
What would he think of you if you still continued to creep around?
It is also a different situation if you ask someone for information or if you spy on them. The end result is basically the same but from social point of view it is very different. Same situation with LFS setups.