says who? I love the fact that people only see two types of people: 1) lovely fuzzy warm paying customers who are honest 2) evil p1r4tes who will stop at nothing to get free copies and will never buy. It really isn't that simple. We aren't talking 13yo kids on irc hacking quake. The situation now has soccer moms trading bejewelled rapidshare links. Defeating hardcore piracy is impossible Defeating casual piracy is hard, but doable, and every step you put between the potential customer and a hacked copy of the game is another opportunity for them to say "sod it, it's only $20 anyway". Theres a difference between using bittorrents to get an iso and just clicking a rapidshare link.