Downloading a piece of digital media without paying for it first (whether it be an album, movie, game, program, or other type of media) in order to try it out, ostensibly before buying it.
Sam: "Hey Dave, what are you up to?"
Dave: "Oh, hey Sam. I'm just test drive pirating this new Call of Duty game. I wanted to see if it was any good before I forked over $60 for it."