Do you think it is unethical to illegally download something you have already purchased rather than rip the original? Ethically is there really a difference? I could see that having a SD version on DVD and downloading a HD copy might be an issue. I was more thinking of games. I tend to do this a lot with the DS and the 360 only because ripping the originals is a lot harder than just grabbing a copy online. I was thinking if the 3DS is ever blown wide open I would probably do the same and grab a copy of all of the games so we don't have to carry around carts.