I am telling you a fact. It is no surprise to me that your response is pfft... it shows in the way the industry has been responding.
I am not "the industry". I am an admin on a skinning website....OK, so it's the biggest/most significant skinning site...but it isn't actually a Gaming site at all, only the Forums are cross-linked to Stardock's Gaming sites [plural].
The IP I am personally involved in protecting is graphic art [copyright] not EULA-related at all, but in spite of others' opinions to the contrary I am neither naive nor an idiot, and thoroughly understand how/where/why/when/and who is all about piracy of games/software.
I have 'pretended' to be an idiot-child and emailed a peanut brain on NeoWin who was offering a cracked WB version....just so the AUTHOR of the program could obtain the 'latest crack ver' to see how it was done and whether it actually 'worked'. [it didn't].
The distributors of pirated software are basically stupid [which is good....provided they are too dumb to breed] and culling them will actually improve the gene pool. [they are out of their depth in the shallow end].
No-one asked me how to cure the piracy problem...as they won't like the answer.
Execute the little shits.
They do not, nor have NEVER had a legitimate reason for getting something for nothing.
Never had...never will.
I'll be fucked if I'll accept some dickhead's notion that a solution is to BRIBE them....pay them off for pirating/stealing people's property.
It's called EXTORTION.
Your [US} Government has a policy of NOT giving in to extortion/terrorist's demands.
Why should IP Owners?
Get real, people.
The fault of modern technology is it has allowed knuckle-draggers the opportunity to steal with very little effort...and virtually total immunity [so far]. The only valid solution is to refute all arguments to validity/justification and impose SERIOUS penalty.
Destroying peoples' livelihood because they [or their minors] stole/pirated is JUST, as it is their ILLEGAL actions that destroys/impacts upon the lives of those who work in the industry.
Anyone laid-off from a Gaming company/site/etc can and will always wonder...."what if piracy didn't exist...would I still have a job....and be able to feed my own kids....rather than be on the dole...through no fault of my own?"