In that day, (early '80's) I joined every Commodore club within a hundred miles of home. I'd do a little presentation at a club meeting, showing my custom made Kernel ROM and my 1541 disk drive enhancements. Almost every person would want the same things done to their own C-64. My hobby became a real money making business. I burned my own custom Kernel ROM's and sold them nation wide.
That was a fun time. With "Fast Hack'em" and a few other programs, games from Electronic Arts and other companies became "Freeware".
Gads, I loved that little C-64. It could do things that even the mighty IBM PC couldn't do.
But today we don't have computer clubs where software is copied.....we have web sites that share software with the whole world. How times have changed.
Want something? Just download it!
I'm absolutely not advocating piracy.....I'm just saying that it certainly does exist.