people still read those... fair act clause can only protect so much, but not for profit can still be taken down if the person(s) involved don't want it flashed everywhere. and when there's International laws that tends to change things even more. as I don't pirate I don't read those and find them a waste of time as I have to wait for it run it's cycle, you can't skip them.
There's a hidden message in Spyro 3 that will only appear if you're playing an illegal copy of the game. Zoe the fairy will tell Spyro that he's playing a hacked version of the game and that he may experience problems that won't occur on a legal copy. My copy was a legal copy, so I never saw it, but I found it on several YouTube videos. Screenshots of the message are pretty easy to find.
While the message isn't too scary, the problems that Spyro will face are actually quite scary. Problems that may occur include eggs being randomly erased from your atlas, Spyro's health being limited, Spyro being randomly ejected from levels, being unable to pause the game, being required to pay Moneybags to free Sheila again even after you freed her, and being returned to the wrong home world or level when using a return portal (or from being ejected from a level). In fact, you will most likely be unable to finish the game.