That is a false premise because you are ASSUMING without any proof of fact that the person or persons who have aquired the "pirated copy" would have actually bought the work in question.
or that they had the available funds to have done so.
in court this would and should be objected to on the basis of
"facts not in evidence" and/or "based on supposition."
Borders had an obsolete buisness model that failed in the face
of these three facts:
1)that people simply don't read books as much as they used to
2)when people do the research to find the title & author of a book they want
it's only a few additional mouse clicks to have the book simply appear in their mailbox in 48-72hours
3)and while the shift to e-readers is still ongoing that is taking a bite out of borders buisness as well.
For #2 & #3 you can probably blame Amazon.
Amazon killed borders as thoroughly as bad management at dorders did.
How do I know there was bad management at Borders?
They are out of buisness aren't they?
Even Microsoft give you a 30-day trial of an operating system before you are forced by "activation"
to lock it to that particular system.
Basically giving you 30days to determine if there are unresolvable conflicts on a particular system
with that new OS, no you can't return it if you fail, but frankly for what they charge for an OS and all that it does I consider an OS to be a bargin compared to some other software, like Adobe Acrobat or the professional version of M$ office.