I've noticed a lot of discussion on piracy on MR lately, and I wanted to get a general idea on how much people pirate different types of media. Because there are so many different types of media, it's not very easy to measure 'how much' you pirate, here's a little scale. 10 - I download everything illegally. Software, , operating systems, games, apps, music, movies, you name it! 8 - Mostly all of my media has been downloaded illegally. I rarely, if ever, pay for music, movies, software, etc. 6 - More than half of my media is pirated. I only buy media if I feel the artist, developer, whomever really deserves X amount of money for what I am buying. 4 - I try to pay for most of my music and movies and other low-cost things, but software packages in the 100s of dollars are a little too much to pay for. 2 - I rarely pirate media. I do a lot of trying before buying and give credit where it's due. 1 - Piracy is never justified. NO EXCEPTIONS. By this scale, I say I am a 7. I try before I buy all of my apps. Except for LogMeIn. I had a cracked version for a while then bought it when it was on sale for $20. I also pirate 95% of computer software, especially when it comes to things like Angry Birds for Mac. It's the exact same game but for $4 more. Maybe worth $1 extra but no more. I pirate 99.9% of my music, butI also don't listen to 99% of my music, so I wouldn't consider it to be THAT much money lost to artists. I just find it more convenient to download full albums as opposed to individual songs. For movies, unless they're bluray, I always download them. Faster and easier than going to a store. And of course, I download ROMs for whatever I can for older systems which are no longer sold anyway.