I have a love/hate relationship with piracy. It is great to get things that are out of print, or hard to find, easily. I downloaded the first three Lou Christie albums, and those were vinyl rips of high quality.
That being said, I think it is terrible when someone downloads, and then doesn't buy. I always buy, or go see the movie.
I download TV shows and movies all the time, but if I reaaally really like something and I'm likely to watch it again, I will buy it. Same with music. I'll download a couple of songs, if I like what I hear then I'll buy the album.
I don't know how to "pirate" media. I pay for things like music and movies and such. I am not necessarily opposed to it. But I think the companies and artists should be making something from it. I wish they would meet in the middle and lower the prices of buying music for downloads etc.