In a speech given in May of 2000 she addressed the Digital Hollywood online entertainment conference in NYC, and began with these words:
"Today I want to talk about piracy and music. What is piracy? Piracy is the act of stealing an artist's work without any intention of paying for it. I'm not talking about Napster-type software.
I'm talking about major label recording contracts."
The full text of her speech was reproduced in Salon, under the rubric "Courtney Love Does the Math." It's worth reading if you are interested in the real problem of piracy in the music industry.[Salon article]