When I lived in Taiwan and Indonesia, pirating was just another business.
In Taiwan, in the early-to-mid 1960s, there was a bookstore called “Cave’s Book Store”, with a stock that was close to 100% pirated. We had at least one encyclopedia set (I think it was something like the World Book of Knowledge) that was printed on really cheap, greasy paper, and the ink would sometimes get smudged. The pictures were nearly useless, being mostly dark black ink on somewhat lighter black ink.
In Indonesia, my parents gave me my first cassette tape recorder in 1973, along with 5 cassettes of different styles of music. I also got $10 to go to the cassette store to buy more music, which ran about $1 per cassette. Pretty much any album you wanted was available – and included a reproduction of the album cover – but there were often a lot of quirks.
Sometimes, the album cover would list, say, 12 songs on a side, but would only contain 11 songs. Or, a song would get cut off somewhere in the middle, since the bootleg ran out of tape. To this day, there are certain songs, that, when I hear them on the radio, I expect them to cut off before the end, and am always pleasantly surprised when they finish completely. The one that comes to mind (no judging now, please) was Carole King’s “You Make Me Feel (Like a Natural Woman)”. On the cassette I had, that song got cut off somewhere near the end when she is scatting (no, not THAT kind of scat) and ended with, “… and I …”.