Originally Posted by GreenMonkey
If you're concerned about extracting money from endusers/clients/whatever you want to call them - the problem is, when you start suing your potential customers, you lose business. I think, more than you gain from the lawsuits, personally. I know I haven't bought a new RIAA affiliated album in years - this from someone who used to buy dozens each year.
It is impossible to lose business from people who are already using your IP without paying you.
If they are given the choice between pay up or stop using the software some may pay some may use something else but, even if none of them pay, you are losing no business.