Originally Posted by plib
There had better be. If the publishers are going to follow the *AA "whack-a-mole" model and try cutting off various heads of the Hydra then they're going to need those increased sales to pay for the lawyers and politicians.
Probably worth it though, it worked well for the *AA's didn't it? And those executive salaries listed above have to be earned somehow.
Again, the issue is people consuming without paying. If people are right in saying that piracy users wouldn't have consumed this stuff if it weren't free, fine; but if they aren't going to pay they don't deserve the content. Nobody is going to regret the fact that a bunch of cheapskates are disappointed.