I know of some "professional" locksmiths who score free/copied/pirated locksmith programs and usually they do very poor work or is unable to keep up year to year with the newest product to service cos their programs are usually a year to 3 years out of date. Just imagine what that can do for you if you do a lot of automotive work?
Or in a more heavier example of such theft and priacy, people using bootleg copies of transponder key programmers copied off the real T-Code, TKO, Code Seeker, ect. The locksmiths who rely upon equipment like that can frequently find themselves having to take a loss cos their equipment was inadequate or have to frequently call on and depend on the guy that's doing thing in a legitimate manner. It's an embarrassing, time robbing and sometimes a costly path to take in the long run.
If a lock is a puzzle, then its key is the complete picture