Everyone agrees that the illegal sale of copyrighted and trademarked products has become a worldwide multi-billion dollar industry and a growing economic problem. At one time we were concerned with the illegal downloading of music, but now we have seen the growth of websites selling bootleg movies, TV shows, software, video games, books and music as well as pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, jewelry and more. Most consumers when shopping online may think they are buying from legitimate retailers. However, knowingly or not, this is theft. although there are various problems with a variety of industries, I will focus on the online controversy dealing with copyrights. At the very basic level stopping these various types of pirating is the “Right Thing to do”.