Earlier this week, Star Trek: Discovery cracked Pirate Bay’s Top 10 most illegally downloaded shows in less than 24 hours: this isn't too surprising, being that CBS decided to make the show’s second episode — and all the rest to come — available exclusively on CBS All Access streaming service for $6 a month. Forcing the consumer to hunt and peck through an ocean of ever-shifting licensing windows is already confusing, but siloing content across numerous, cumulatively pricey services also risks driving consumers back to piracy. Many executives will proudly believe that this kind of direct to consumer offering only makes sense. And for outfits like ESPN that were blindsided by cord cutting the logic makes sense to some degree. But in forcing consumers to sign up to too many disparate services (at $6 to $20 each) just to get the content they're looking for, there's a real risk that millions of consumers will once again find piracy the simpler, less expensive option. A shame after the better part of a decade it took to drive users to these alternative, "legitimate" options.