There was a case for the music industry. Found a couple who pirated music. About 500 songs or something. Decided to sue. During the case they discovered the couple OWNED all 500 songs on CD. But it was far easier for them to just download the songs already in mp3 format and on the computer. Internet piracy can't be straight forward. The couple above were obviously not alone, a lot of people do this. Not many people want to convert their own music, tag it, that takes time. I don't see the direct correlation between piracy equaling sales loss nor do I see the harm in doing the above. It's the same games. People don't want to deal with DRM, wanted no-CD versions, even though they owned the game etc. Also for the HDI, how is it someone can afford a good enough PC to run the game but can't buy the game? Or is the computer stolen also? Are these people using high speed internet to pirate or are they stealing hard copies?