Oh wow, this is one of the very few of your articles that i totally disagree with on many points (and that's not a problem at all). That said, i really approve of this article and thread, anyways.
For me, it's really far from a deep issue. Piracy is a very practical thing on the technological side. You pirate Nintendo DS games because it allows you to keep many of them on one card instead of having to carry around multiple game cards. You pirate video games in general because you live in Germany and the game is not going to be released here for the next 6 months, or maybe it's not going to be release at all. You pirate music because it's possible to hear a neat song, look up the album it's on and go hit up a torrent of that album (or even that artists complete discography if you really like the song) and have it on your harddrive 15 minutes later, ready to be copied to a portable media player.
I can't deny that the intention so save money is somewhere in there, too; but it's far from the main reason to pirate media.