I don't know, for every stupid analogy I see the anti-piracy crowd make, there's an equally retarded one from the pirate folks. Both sides want to justify their actions but neither will convince the other so these things always seem to go the same way. I don't really pirate much stuff, mostly movies and even then I probably buy twice as many dvds as I do downloading. With games I always figure I better buy it otherwise I might not ever see a followup. I've played too many great games from way back that never got sequels and I remember my friends and I pirating the hell out of it. I don't know if it's direct cause and effect or not but I figure I'm out of school now with a decent job so why keep stealing stuff?