Jools Watsham of Renegade Kid — the developers of Mutant Mudds — has shared his thoughts about the (potential) rise of piracy on the 3DS. Unfortunately, it does seem like an inevitability that piracy will become rampant, and this is what Watsham fears:
If piracy gets bad on the 3DS, we will have no choice but to stop supporting the platform with new games. Some say that piracy leads to more game sales, claiming that it enables players to try before they buy. Bullshit. The percentage of people who will spend money on a game that they already got for free is surely very small – especially with so many “free” games already in the market. The line between what should/should not be free is getting very blurry.
You can read the full article for his complete thoughts.