Disclaimer:i do not condone or endorse piracy, these are my views Alright, so a big discussion in media and now in our governments is the whole 'piracy' scare. Piracy to me is stupid in the aspect that the media industry makes such a big deal of it. Example: Lets say you pirate 100 songs that are avaible on a purchasable media for $0.99. So in aspect if you WERE to be caught you should only have to pay for $100 in damages. (rounding up to the nearest dollar excluding tax here) The example above is sound the regular person who knows no regulation. HOWEVER for some reason the MPAA and RIA (motion pictures association of america and record industry of america) decide its okay to charge Jane or John doe with over $100,000 in charges (this is on a medium scale some courts throw them out the window while others charge years in jail time and up to millions of dollars worth of damages) So... do you think its a fair assumption that the industry states that you are hurting a(n) already failed and over priced business model? For me piracy is simple i will pirate anything i am uncertain about. IE. Movies games music etc. Then if i like it ill purchase it. They still get their money and their consumer gets the product offered. Unless its pretty much anything PC made by ea. The DRM model used to combat piracy hurts the real consumer more than it does pirates. Because if i want to play assassins creed on my PC i ha e to have an active internet connection. This is true of many SINGLE PLAYER ONLY games on PC. There is even 'discussion' (i use this term loosely) of new consoles and media playing devices requiring DRM and an active internet connection. Such as gaming consoles MP3/4 players and DVD/blue-ray players.. Again only hurting the consumer. As someone who know the ins and out you can just run a virtual server on your PC and trick the DRM to sense your "on the internet ". But the average consumer is only getting hurt by something that stops nothing. Again i am not condoning or endorsing piracy i just want to know what you think about it.