Originally Posted by BelleZora
Rationalize piracy as you will, the blame rests strictly with the pirates. Theft is theft, even accompanied by a victim mentality. I dislike DRM as much as anyone and balk at paying some especially high prices. However, I have the option of resorting to the library or buying a used print book or even making choices about what to read or not based upon the current irritant.
If increased prices result in more people pirating the books, then the publishers will have to take that into account. This doesn't absolve the pirates, of course.