By that logic, it's OK for someone to steal something because they buy lots of other things as well.
Tell you what. You go try that in Tesco later and see where it gets you!
I feel a lot better knowing that I didn't get a penny from the hundreds of thousands of illegal downloads of my last book because that money is still going back into the industry. Phew.I feel much better now!
I'm surprised any intelligent person can spew this sort of thing...
You're completely misinterpreting my comments. I said it was unfair to say piracy on it's own is responsible for HMV's demise. I pointed out research carried out for/by Ofcom suggests that pirates will also buy a lot of products and had HMV been any good they would have got some of that custom.
But somehow that turned into me saying piracy was good and buying products was for idiots. I never said that, I just said that you could not blame HMV entering administration on piracy alone.
Piracy was probably a factor, but extortionate prices and competition from the internet and supermarkets are almost certainly what put the nail in the coffin.