Back on the early days of internet I may say this was the most common business around.
About "the scene", "the scene" isn't a magical machine that cracks game out of the blue, are just guys who volunteer or find interesting to crack some protections. As within my work I was on the early stage of cracking Steam, at cs.rin.ru, among other things, created the non-Steam server browser, a cracked Steam client and even today some of the cracks for Steam games uses part of my code and/or ideas, I may say "I'm part of the scene" and I would say I don't really care for those guys selling, they're free to as long as someone buys from them.
What really pissed me of was, after the initial Steam crack, which allows people to play online in genuine VAC servers, some dumb brats to go nag the servers with cheats, annoying those "legit" players and ruining games.
Just my 0.02 BTC...