Original Vs Pirate
When we had our amiga computers, games were too expensive to buy. Allthough my dad had a few originals (Cannon Fodder 2, Syndicate) most of our games came from swapping copies with friends.
I don't feel guilty about using pirate software. Now that I'm earning, I can afford to buy some software, I don't mind paying a reasonable price for a game that I will enjoy playing. What I object to is overpriced software. I recently needed a copy of Microsoft (boo!!!) project. and over £400 its out of my price range, this made me think that; If software developers were to significantly lower their prices, and increase copyright protection, then there may be more of an equilibrium, where people have to buy originals, but are not being ripped off.