it’s like someone stealing food for his family to eat. then he is caught. put to jail. so now, with this punishment, his family does not get anything to eat. what good does it do anyone? instead of helping the family to get food, they end up hungry. so punishing an already poor country makes people there even poorer. making the situation worse. jeez, why don’t these big companies make their own “pirated” version of their software/cd’s etc. then they could sell it cheaper, and still earn from people that can’t afford 100’s of dollars worth of software or 20 dollar audio cds.