With all this talk about software piracy, has anyone really bothered to find out why the original software is sooooo expensive in the first place?? I don't condone software or media piracy but the main objective of companies providing software and other media have to realize that they have to make their products more affordable to the mass market. It's clear that they have only one thing on their minds.....PROFITS, BOTTOMLINES, etc.., and not public interest. It may seem that corporations have no real sense of social justice and responsibility. They continuously rely on old methods to clamp down on piracy without knowing what opportunities they present. If only they had the foresight to price their products more competitively and make them more readily available, then people would have NO REASON to purchase pirate products. A few examples come to mind, i.e., the various Open Source software projects (like Mozilla, Linux, OpenOffice, etc...), and Apple's I-Tunes music download service. Look at what happened to the pharmaceutical industry for HIV drugs. Corporations that manufacture them sold them at astronomical prices, far far beyond the reach of many sufferers in Africa. It took a consortium of Indian pharmaceutical manufacturers, several lobby groups, and a former US president, to introduce and offer generic alternatives at a fraction of the price of the "originals". What happens? The "original" drug manufacturers cry foul and seek to challenge/block this process. As for the pirates, at least they are providing a decent public service. I say, SOCK IT TO THEM! Its about high time money-grabbing corporations knew their responsibility to the public.