I found an article on software piracy which translates a lot of my views on the matter. It’s worth a read.
Sort of related to this matter: as someone who buys the occasional movie DVD when I find a nice and decently priced one at the store, I can say that there’s nothing that annoys me more than the crappy anti-piracy video clip that you can’t skip and which lasts an eternity to end. Hello, Anti-Piracy people? If I’d pirated the damned movie I wouldn’t be watching this. If I am it’s because I purchased the movie at hand and if I did, I DON’T WANT TO HAVE TO WATCH THAT CRAP. Mkay? I’m not the person you should be aiming for.
BioWare’s approach to fight piracy is one I agree with. It’s the people making the games, movies, music and other means of entertainment that need to make the effort to make a product so good that people will want to buy it for the price it’s tagged.