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I agree, stealing is stealing. If you don't want to pay for it, don't use it.
I just think it brings up some interesting issues.
In all honesty, when I started getting serious about programming, I was a kid. I used cracked copies of software and when things started actually working out, (ie I turned a buck), I "legitimized" all my software. At the time I couldn't afford it and it was exactly how I justified it. Hell, my development machine, a Pantera Pentium 66 (Step 0) set me back $5,000 and that pretty much ate up my $5.50 an hour (How times change!).
"To be civilized is to deny one's nature."