I don't understand it. And this includes everything. From PC games, to console games, to handheld, to music and movies.
What's the big deal? Everybody (from this site at least) talks all high and mighty about "Oh piracy is terrible you aren't supporting the industry blah blah blah"
With some things such as independent games/music; I can understand. Usually produced by a small amount of people they rely on sales to pay their bills.
But for other things: mainstream music, movies, games ect. The stigma is silly.
You can't sit there and tell me if I pirate the yearly Madden or Call of Duty game like that's actually going to make a difference. Or if I download Rihanna/Jay Z's new album. THOSE PEOPLE ARE RICH AS FUCK.
These people are millionaires. Could I afford to pay for the 30+ GB of music on my computer? Um no. (However I do pay for Spotify because it's awesome)
What about Jailbreaking your Iphone? I would consider that piracy. Or modding any old console. Lke seriously.
Some people act like it's the end of the world and the worst part is YOU PROBABLY HAVE DONE PIRACY AT LEAST ONCE.
Stop acting so high and mighty. Would the industry fail if everyone pirated things? Duh. Will that ever happen? No.
EDIT: Glad there is at least a discussion so far. I would like to clear up one issue. While I will emulate games, mod old consoles (Wii, Iphone, ect) I do not pirate new games. I buy all my Ps4 games (mostly digitally). I am not trying to excuse my pirating history. But I will say that I support my Ps4 and the video game industry as a whole. I never have any intention to buy/own any game/music/movie that I pirate. Just wanted to clear that up.