Hmm, my wife told me about it, I’ll have to ask her where she heard it.
This is a sin I definitely need to work on >_>
What about stuff like anime, where’s there’s no way to purchase a version you can watch and understand. Would you consider fan-dubbing illegal? What if you intend to purchase a series once it releases in the US, assuming it ever does?
Also, what about things you legitimately cannot find anywhere? For instance, I spent a great deal of time trying to find a copy of The Langoliers, to no avail (at least not one that hadn’t had the prices gouged on it, stupid ebay…) After putting in a good faith effort to obtain it legally, would you still consider it a sin to download it? The same is true of a few musical artists I like who’s stuff is simply not sold in the US.