I'll admit that during my college years I pirated a few games and music, but it's not like they lost a sale since I couldn't afford to buy it anyway. Now that I can afford it, I haven't pirated a game or movie since, and I've actually gone out and bought the CD's of the music I copied from friends, at least the stuff I still listen to.
I'm not buying any game with DRM, no matter how bad I want it. The two games I'm most looking forward to this year are Left4Dead and GTA IV. If either or both are infected with DRM I will not buy it.
When is the movie, music and gaming industry going to realize treating customers like criminals is bad for business. Imagine if a retail store treated everyone like a thief when they walked in the door, they'd go out of business real quick.
I do not pirate any games, music, or videos/movies.Neither do I. But I have to say, after recently being forced to watch a 60 second "downloading movies is a crime" commercial on a DVD which I could not menu out of... I was deeply tempted to immediately go to Pirate Bay and download every f'ing movie available from that studio.
I know the commercial. I've only had a few that wouldn't let you use the skip chapter or menu button, but I've never seen one that you can't fast forward through. If I ever find one, I will eject the movie and smash the DVD into little bits.
"You can either want something to be true, or you can want the truth. Pick one. - Mr. Diety