ROFLMAO! If the bastards in hollywood would price their commodity fairly, you wouldn't have this problem. If you could buy a DVD of a new movie for say $3.99, would you go through the effort and time of downloading it, then trying to encode and writing it to your own DVD? I don't know about you, but my time is more valuable than that, and the movie makers would still make a healthy profit, but they still insist on charging $15-20 for a DVD that probably cost them about $1.50 per DVD to produce including the royalties etc. The same with the music industry. They deserve what they get.