I pirate things I can't legitimately get.
I once spent two hours trying to find a place ANYWHERE to buy a certain artist's music. I am in the USA and this artist is from France and not popular here at all.
There was literally no way for me to pay for it unless I went to France or had a French bank account and address.
So, yeah, I pirated it.
I don't feel bad for doing that for music, movies, or TV shows that are just impossible to legitimately acquire in the US.
There was also a case when I had such incredibly shitty customer service from a company - they would not help me resolve the problem I was having with their software, even though I was trying to guide them how to
. I gave them screenshots, I wrote clear and concise descriptions and gave them options of how to fix it. I got a pre-written "did you turn it on" kind of blow-off back, and they wouldn't help even after I explained that wasn't the problem.
This is a huge company that charges a lot for their products and they left me sitting with something I had legitimately paid for that just wouldn't work. So I gave them the finger and pirated the latest version. Because fuck you very much for not even bothering to read my ticket.