because every time I buy a DVD, a warning message informs me that I could have the same DVD for free earlier, ad-free and without DRM.And then there is this one:
Because I prefer to listen to lots of music but to go live, pout compensate artists and not the shareholders of the majors.
From the sarcastic:
I pirate because piracy is killing the artists. Good thing I do not like Justin Bieber!
to the humorous:
To verify that the taxes I pay are used efficiently by my government (yes Hadopi, of thee I speak, hurry up to nab me where I'll end up thinking that you is not capable of ...)
And then there's the practical:
Because FNAC (a french retailer) not sell Norwegian death metal.
Or the honest:
Because I am poor.
I've heard a variation of most of these reasons at least a few times already. Piracy is what people do, and here you can find out why.