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You’re just being pedantic now.[/quote:a88ad0a0e7]excuse me?!

I’m just refusing to reduce a hugely complex subject to a childishly simple conclusion just because it suits me. I’m taking exactly the same approach to this subject as I do to the naieve and facile ‘EA bad; starving, struggling indie’ good attitude so prevalent on forums like this one

And going from my general perception of the situation, I’d agree. When you’ve got the likes of Napster, Kazaa, Bit Torrent ‘sharing’ digital media, the amount of users is huge. Everyone does it. How many people on this board have never used pirated software, games, music or movies. I’m guessing zero.[/quote:a88ad0a0e7]which is my whole point! many/all of the technically literate/stereotyical hardcore gamers would have… hardly representative of the majority, though are we?

But if you asked the average ‘man on the street’ – “would you mind if the product of your work for the past two years (remember all those weekends and evenings away from your family and friends spent crunching to get your labout of love out the door?) was shamelessly copied and distributed free of charge to all and sundry without a single cent going to you and your colleagues?” I think you’d find the survey might come up with a different set of results