i dont google, cuz they are evil, but i did do a yahoo search, before i replied and found this
Some common games that may generate binkw32.dll errors include Age of Conan, Dungeon Lords, Civilization III, Demon Stone, Battlefield 2142, Battlefield 1942, Dungeon Siege II, World in Conflict, Sid Meier's Pirates!, Broken Sword 4, Ragnarok, BioShock, Battlefield Vietnam, Empire Earth II, DarkRO, Hitman: Blood Money, The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, Star Wars: Battlefront II, Tomb Raider: Legend, and many more.
so all the game companies that use the bink codec are pirating themselves? and even microsoft, who has a page on their support site on how to fix the errors is supporting piracy in turn? wow, the world is more complicated than i thought.
and i did read the whole page i referenced. it said that ONE type of blnk errors is MOSTLY from "cracked" programs or trying to play without a cd or dvd. but it also lists the other reasons too, including an under powered video card.
my point is that it isnt fair to just accuse someone of theft with evidence