It's all about the costs...
Most people have illegally downloaded things before. fact. the reason is not because they are criminals or they intend to steal like everyone always makes out, but the fact that in order to buy everything people pump out is way too expensive.
I have to agree with the parasites been at blame here. If a DVD or music album didnt cost so much then maybe people would buy more. I mean the obvious argument against this is that a song costs 79p on itunes, but then you have the DRM. which is the worlds sh*test thing.
Lets face it if they stop making these things so expensive and stupidly profitable for the people who didnt actually create them, we might get somewhere towards legality. I just finished producing an album I recorded for a friend and hes now going out and selling the full album at £3. He gives me £1 from the first 100 sales and thats it. Thats just to cover me recording, mastering and doing the covers and burning.
People will pay that. Sure hes independant and people dont know him, but its the kind of mentality which will get him a long way.
Paris because no one paid for her sex tape