What is this “internet piracy” thing I keep hearing so much about?

Beyonce Knowles Album Coming Out Sooner
NEW YORK (Billboard) – In an effort to thwart Internet piracy and capitalize on the success of its lead single, Columbia has pushed the release date for Beyonce Knowles’ solo debut “Dangerously in Love” up from July 8 to June 24.
The album features guest appearances by the likes of Jay-Z, Luther Vandross, Missy Elliott, Sean Paul, and Outkast’s Big Boi. Its first single, “Crazy in Love” featuring Jay-Z, is racing up the Hot 100. As the chart’s fastest-growing cut at radio for the second-straight week, it moved 27-13 this week, and is also up 15-10 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart.
A number of the album’s songs will be previewed on the pay-per-view TV special, “Ford Presents Beyonce Knowles, Friends & Family, Live From Ford’s 100th Anniversary Celebration in Dearborn, Michigan,” set to air June 14. Knowles will be joined by her Destiny’s Child bandmates Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams, her sister Solange Knowles, and other musical guests.