In my opinion, if the industry wants to totally end this piracy, they need a better approach.
After thinking of a good way for the industry to handle this situation with out DRM, or other forms of protections for their work, I heard someone say a saying the other day, “Tell on your buddy system”.
The industry could offer money to people who tell on others who pirate. They could offer a $1000 - $10,000 reward for information and conviction of the pirate. They could call it the 'Tell on your buddy system". LOL. I mean really, 1 small Innocent telephone call could net them $10,000 or keep it up and get $300,000 yearly.
This would have people so scared, they would delete everything off their hard drives, destroy their pirated discs, and the rewards would pay for themselves and the manufacturers would still be making a killing. Over time, the prices would come down on software and games (except for Microsoft) and this would end the majority of the piracy.
IS THIS WHAT PEOPLE WANT? I defiantly don’t want this. But I could defiantly see this happening as a solution for the industry. What does the industry have to do for people to realise that they are hurting themselves. Some say that DRM is hurting the manufactures sales, some manufactures are saying if they don’t implant DRM they will lose money on their investment and making it not worth making in the first place.
I am no nark, I would rather sit in jail than ratt out someone. My soul will not allow it, and Carma has some to do with it. Just letting everyone know that the “Nark on your buddy” campaign is probably the only thing left the industry can do to stop the piracy. Looking at the economy, having everyone strapped for money, you wouldn’t even be able to trust you best friend if this campaign came into effect. Everyone has a price (so they say), what would be your price to ratt out your good neighbor? $1000, 3000, or even $10,000? My price is $0, because there is no amount of money they could pay me to ruin someone else’s life.