(via Denis Magnusson). How much are your illegally downloaded copyright works worth? (well, they are not really yours, they belong to the copyright owners, but you know what I mean).
Use the piracy calculator and find out! I was surprised of how little my stuff is worth, but I have never downloaded that much. Add that to the fact that I download music that I don’t get in my local HMV (when are they going to carry Maná and Juanes anyway?). Most interestingly, whatever figure you get, that assumes that you would have bought the items, which is always a flawed assumption to make.