Yeah, i deserve to be launched via the airlock i admit it
... wait I'll just sign up 1 decade to the GalCom foreign legion, to earn my amnisty.
seriously, the article point it right : easy free access (it is often easiest to pirate a game than to buy it), misinformation etc, the temptation is really huge.
I won't lie, i did it more often than not - really this article made me take the firm decision to never, ever do it again - pirating also loves to hide behind false reasons and being something anecdotic is one of them.
Now, the article speaks of 4/5 copies being pirated that's a plague.