Piracy is the practice of illegally duplicating content, such as computer programs or branded merchandise, to sell them for a fraction of what they would normally fetch. The original owner of the content is not compensated for this transaction. Piracy has become a billion-dollar industry that is outlawed in many countries.

It is like sneaking onto a train or bus without paying for the fare. You benefit from it, but shortchange the transport company providing the service.

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