I wonder what would be a non-software analogy of this.
Perhaps those tiny packages with labels "throw away, do not eat" you find in some products. That is, in a parallel world where 99% of customers would actually eat them anyway. But even there it isn't obvious how the producer would profit from them eating the thing. So, no good analogy.
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