it is sad that the superior platform that is the PC has so many issues with piracy. i pay for my PC games. always has, always will. i hate being called a "pirate" or assumed to be a "pirate" because i love PC gaming.
the excuse of piracy is like a developers trump card. developers that have gone out of their way to make a viable authorization process to play a copy, see: Valve, Blizzard, succeed and do not claim this doomsday of PC gaming dying like the rest of them. in this world of multiplatform developing you would think they would strive to have not only their console versions sell well, but implement a plan to have their PC version sell well. but alas, when they dont...the trump card is laid.