Authors will spend relentless hours writing, rewriting, and editing their books and many of them will never be compensated for their time at even a minimum wage rate. I am not referring to only self-published authors. Anyone who has ever delved into creative expression knows what kind of time and dedication I’m speaking about. So please think twice before you watch a movie, read a book, or listen to a song that has been pirated. Stealing cheapens the multitude of hours a creative soul spent on their achievements. Please think about the golden rule when it comes to an artist’s creative property.