I do understand for many people's needs for hacking the software without paying their dues to the developer of these great software. It's a wonder why there's, Ethics and Unethical.
Things do cost money and at times like this...for many, it's tough for them to maintain the ethical behavior. But if you get caught, is it worth paying $250k and 5 years in jail? I doubt it... many people run this risk all the time.