Edward Zhao of Game Kudos writes an interesting piece on piracy and how it has had an impact on PC gaming, and what measures have been put in place to stop it:
"I’m certain that all of us know pirating is wrong. It’s basic human courtesy that when someone puts his heart, soul, sweat, and time into a project, you don’t steal it. But we humans have an extraordinary mind, one that can work out illogical reasoning to support the most wicked behavior. We will steal, cheat, and lie due to the allure of immediate gratification and we’ll even convince ourselves that we’re in the right."