walrus - 3:40 pm on Jan 12, 2011 (gmt 0)
Want. The internet brings out part of our true animal natures. Most people wouldnt walk into a store and steal a DVD, because of repercussions. With the net, millions will commit a kind of microcrime because its mainly bigass corporations getting ripped off so the social responsibilty to our civilization is brushed aside so you can watch some tv for free. Just because you want doesnt mean you should get.
I would bet that half of the users of pirated video etc, could well afford what they steal.
The world economy however, leaves many unable to attain a decent income. The poor feel it is their right to have these material things we sell, feeling justified because they do not get the opportunities we do, perhaps they are, perhaps they need to accept they cant watch the new spiderman this year, and that there are millions of other legal things they can watch.