I agree that every mp3 player out there contains at least 1 song not legally obtained by the user. But some people don't qualify as PIRATES. To be a pirate, you have to knowingly and willingly steal and share music files. Receiving stolen music files doesn't make you a pirate. Just an accomplice.
In other words, the mom who asks her teenage kid for song suggestions to put into her ipod isn't a pirate. The kid's the pirate. She's just an oblivious participant.
: snickers :: just kidding tom and V.
I SO have to disagree with the three of you regarding DRM and the majority of people not being pirates.
If you rounded up every mp3 player right now and put them in Guantanomo(sp)I PROMISE YOU, the majority of the players "questioned" will have at least ONE pirated song on there. Meaning the song was acquired by either an illegal download, or someone sending the file to them electronically or per bootlegg cd.
Maybe it's just me but here in good ol chicago I can tell you, i dont know a SINGLE individual who hasnt acquired, received or sent a music file that goes against the copyright laws.
then again Chicago is the home of gangster