@gnu_lorien I will say that those are some pretty dubious examples of harm, given how _wildly successful_ both iD and Epic MegaGames have been on those specific products. They almost certainly could have earned more on them if they weren't widely pirated, but it doesn't seem to have set back their business in meaningful ways.
Is there more you're angling for here, that I'm missing?
We come here in search of a place to express our thoughts outside of the direct control and surveillance of unaccountable, mega-corporations. There is no common theme that binds us other than these being the bonds we've chosen rather than those that have been chosen for us.