Originally Posted by HarryT
I am not sure that there is any evidence to support that claim. If I consider that the price of an eBook is too high, I simply don't buy it - there are plenty more books out there. I would never consider "pirating" a book. It is the right of the publisher to set whatever price they feel is appropriate; it is equally the right of the consumer to decide that it's too expensive, and not to buy it.
And your opinion is not evidence for anything either scientifically.
I seem to remember that the belief that record companies ripped off customers and the fact that artists get very little money from record company was seen as a big motivation or rationalization for people downloading music. Maybe it is post hoc in many cases but I am convinced that it also is a motivation for people starting to download.