I read this a lot and I was in the same boat, being a student. I didn't steal software however, because it really is theft. I mean I couldn't afford a car either when i was in college but I didn't break into our car dealership and steal the latest convertible either. I know the arguements. "code" isn't the same, but its an easy analogy to get mixed up with. A team of 50 people can spend two years and possibly millions developing a game, or a program. If everyone steals it, then they can't afford to make anymore in the future, its logical. I mean if Ford made a new car and everyone just broke into the ford complex and stole them, it would be the same there.