Well. When we do talk about piracy they will show how much good it does to the industry... so a lot of pc gamers don't care as long as it benefits them (not saying this is the case of pemalite)
Anyone who thinks piracy is good for the industry is not a fan of market based economy
Well, most people have no knowledge of economy (although I know people that know economy that will defend piracy isn't a crime because when you do it you won't take an asset or property of the other party since you are only copying).
It's almost self-evident that unless you're pirating Windows, Microsoft makes money, however indirectly, when you game on a PC.
Sure... buying a PC that comes with pre-installed windows that you bought because of work or gaming will net MS income on every game you bought.