XKCD explains the music pirating catch-22
It's tough being a consumer when the corporate world seems dead set on making you a criminal. The continual attempts at DRM and the subsequent debacle when they shut down the DRM authentication servers (Walmart, MSN, Yahoo!) doesn't make it easy to be an honest, law-abiding, royalty paying music lover. To pirate or to purchase - in the end you'll probably still be a criminal.