Once upon a time there was a strapping young lad (as they always are in these tales). We’ll call this lad Zynga.
Zynga desperately wanted to be a game developer so he could bring in the big bucks. But he didn’t have any ideas! What was a guy to do? Why, take a reasonably well-thought-out idea, make a shitty ripoff, and market that a hundred times more. No need to pay a creative director, just get a bunch of hack coders and bam, instant money!
Many people tried to stop Zynga, pointing out his immoral behavior, but by now Zynga was the king of a land called Facebook, so he just laughed and had them arrested and put out of business.
Until one day, they stole an idea from the king of a neighboring country. Now, poor Zynga has to face his own hubris — he thought he was the biggest, baddest thing around, but many a king with shady business practice has come before him, and many a king shall come after him.
The moral of the story: Don’t antagonize bigger fish.