..warez fills a function in many ways. But in the discussion about retro and emu scene i donīt think i could even for a second imaging regardning it as piracy. I think these people should be proud of their creatings, not many games can be played over and over again and still, 10 years after, still be played with the same joy.
I agree with jb2097 about the expensive software out there. I donīt think the companies really loose alot of money on it. The ones that use the copies are often those who never would have bought the program anyway. Itīs like a blackmarket of demosoftware...