Consider this case: An original game/software/movie/audio cd costs $30 A pirated version of the same thing that does not compromise on the quality(since it is obviously copied from the original thing) costs <$2. Which one would u chose. Of course those in U.S. Europe may buy the original ones since they can afford it. But in developing countries where the per capita income is less than 1/10th of the developed. And for example in India $30 would translate into Rs.1500 while $2 would be Rs80 which one would u buy? I appreciate the hard work taken by the people who painfully create such masterpieces. But if they dramatically lowered the price atleast to Rs.300($7). defenitely it would be more in reach and the extra benefits in original sofware like technical help, etc would woo people to buy only original. Also I believe their profits would increase since I heard somewhere (in www.daniweb.com a computer forum) that 80% people use pirated software. Your views?