The Amiga and Dreamcast don't need mods to run cracked games, the playstation does, and i think to begin with that put alot of people of the idea!!
Piracy has its good and bad points, the only people that lose out are probably the actual creative people who develope the games, the publishers, producers and hardware manufacters still make the money.
Basically, if you can create it, you can copy it, every market has clone/copied versions of the original, but with the internet, software is the most easiest to get hold off, we aren't really coping a physical object, which is why software piracy is so widespread.
I would like to be able to stand on a moral high ground, but i can't LOL!!!!