In order to see the effects that taking intellectual property from someone, lets approach it from a personal point of view.  
Read the following articles:

Something Borrowed by Malcolm Gladwell.
Defining and Avoiding Plagiarism:  .


Fair Use Exception:

Here are two areas that I would like you to read

Nolo Law for all.


Last Reading
Copyright Criminals:  

Once completed, do the worksheets listed in the menu sect
ion.  Print out your worksheets and answers, and be prepared to discuss the information.  
Don't forget to take the post test (listed on the index page).

The risk of piracy will show you what to expect.

Factors to consider: