I think this is what happens to some people.
This is the scenario in developing nations such as India and China (almost 1/2 of the world):
-You earn < $3 a day. (75% of that is spent on food)
-Your child goes to school.
-Nation's forcing you to catch up with the West, so you buy your child a computer as pencil writing isn't formal anymore.
-You spend a few years of your savings just to get your child a 10 year old computer.
-Then you find out that your child needs a word processing program which costs even more than the computer.
-Then you find out that you can get the same software for $.25 (a meal). Why not?
In the US:
-If you have a job (not including illegal immigrants) you earn at least $40/day, you get food stamps and welfare.
-After other usages, you can still scrap enough money in a month to buy a computer and software.
-But instead, you screw yourself over with credit card loans and mortgage.
-You eat out too much and spend recklessly on fueling your car.
-Yet, you pirate. You try to defend yourself, but you have no good excuse other than something like "I hate the entertainment industry" or the
software is simply too expensive.
I don't know how economic situations are like in Europe right now, but from living in Germany, I know that it's better than in the U.S.
So I propose this, increase the popularity of Open Source software such as Linux and Open Office, hoping that one day people do not have to worry
about not being able to feed their families all due to the technology rush.
Or, you can let the poor pirate out of Necessity.