Among this week’s burning questions: can the idea of paying only what you think software is worth ever work? Will the Pirate Party ever make a splash in the UK? Microsoft gets hauled up for patent infringements, but what does it mean? Can a Twitter tsar help labour? Is Sony doing the right thing with its eBook formats? And can a processor with a TDP of 140W ever be considered hot hardware of the week? All this and more is answered in the PC Pro podcast.