Woaah, where did I say that? I never excused piracy in any way shape or form! I wasn't saying that people below the poverty line have the right to pirate, so Pookeyhead, you too mistook what I was saying. I was addressing mvagusta's post about poverty and stealing, and it had nothing to do with piracy. I agree it went too OT, clearly, as you guys seemed to be thinking I was justifying piracy if one was poor. I was implying that some people are tempted to steal items they are desperate for (such as food or clothes), in times of deprivation. Digital media is a luxury, and there can be no excuse for stealing (pirating) this. And mvagusta, if you want to try and twist what I am saying again, try harder!