Computer piracy is also known as copyright infringement of software or software piracy and involves copying computer software without authorization to do so. When software of pirated, many people are affected. The designers, programmers and distributors do not receive payment for their work and the retail price of the software then goes up, which then affects the paying customers.
There can be many people affected by computer piracy. It all depends on what the product is that is being pirated. The list can go from the programmer all they way to the advertiser that ends up being affected by somebody stealing the product. They do not get paid for a product that gets stolen.