Can piracy be justified? I got into the modding scene with the purchase of my DS last year and I have downloaded my fair share of games. The lack of renting options for the DS means it's pretty damn difficult to just 'try out' a game. That's reason one why I pirate games. Reason two is because it saves me money - of which I don't have a tonne! Does that justify unauthorized copying? No...but consider this. I never would have even purchased a DS if it weren't for the availability of flash carts. So without piracy my contribution to the DS project would have been $0. As it stands now, my contribution is the price of a DS lite. Not to mention I've convinced two of my friends to buy DS's so they could play with me. I am going to mod my Wii this weekend, and I will be pirating games for it. Does this hurt the industry? In a way, yes. In a way, no. My previous console - a PS2 - encouraged me to buy a grand total of 6 games. I probably rented 4 dozen more. I bought zero peripherals. The Wii is a system that, by design, will likely have many peripherals. With less of my money being devoted to buying software (I'm sure I'll still rent from time to time), I will have more cash to buy peripherals. Sure, I may pirate Guitar Hero 3, but I will lay down the cash to buy two GuitarHero Guitars! I may pirate Mario party, but I'll buy 4 controllers with nunchucks from Nintendo. I'll have Dance Mats, WiiGuns, SteeringWheels and who knows what else coming out my YingYang simply because I have the disposable income saved from pirating games. Essentially, I am contributing to the industry... just in a different way. Is that justification...or just a load of BS?