Maybe I'm atypical.
I recorded late night radio shows in the 60s on reel to reel and found new artists and music which led me to buying a lot of vinyl.
I recorded onto cassettes in the 70s and traded with friends which led me to buying a ton of CDs.
I've swapped MP3s and discovered new music to enjoy and purchase.
I've watched lofi vids and bought the movies.
I've gotten apps from black market to try on my tablet and purchased those I had a use for.
A canny marketer would know that a certain level of " piracy " is beneficial to market penetration.
Some of this content may actually be sanctioned. I cannot tell.
The losses reported due to piracy are overblown. If a kid amasses a huge store of MP3s in a game of acquisition it has to be balanced against what his allowance would have actually purchased if piracy was not an option. And the trading of this content might have increased the fan base of many artists leading to future revenue.
So a program that points to content may actually serve a greater purpose by identifying illegal sites and allowing legal file share.
If content servers would realize that charging what the market will bear is not the same as maximizing return the prices for online music, books, and vids would drop dramatically and result in greater profit margin with less piracy. But protecting the established printing, distributing and retail merchants seems to be the status quo.
Poorly, but I have written.