"impounding all unlawfully obtained product-activation keys"
I think this is the difference between a free/open-source user and a "freetard". Product activation keys are worthless when it is the DRM itself that is completely unacceptable to some.
People who "just want it to work without paying" are fairly tacky and I hate to see open-source users / developers getting lumped in with that bunch.
So, weirdly I agree wholeheartedly with cracks to bypass DRM mechanisms. But if you are *only* using a crack to avoid paying then c'mon, Microsoft is almost giving this stuff away for free anyway.