the third option that a lot of people forget about is “don’t watch it.”
sorry you want it but don’t feel like paying for it, but don’t use that to justify pirating it like it’s okay.
Ok, but abstenence only doesn't work in society, and that is basically the third option. Your position is the dumbest position because it makes no attempt to address the problem outside of moral authority.
there are three classes of people.
Those that won't pirate, won't. does not matter why they won't they are already not.
Those that will pirate due to access restrictions, this group is the easiest to bring into the paying fold by providing ease of access. We want this group to become paying customers.
those that will pirate regardless, this group should be considered irrelavent as they will never be a paying customer. sure you can invest in a game of whack a mole trying to take them out, but in a globalized world good luck with tthat one when they move (servers) to malasia (or other country).