Consumers: We would like to pay you for x Distributors: We don’t want your stinking money. —————————- Distributors: We aren’t making as much money as we think we should be making. Politicians: How about we pass laws effectively tax people but give you the proceeds. Distributors: That’s not enough. Politicians: Well what do you want? Distributors: We’re spending a fortune trying to enforce copyright against the vast bulk of the global population. Politicians: Ah, so that’s why you’re making less money. Distributors: Well strictly speaking no, but if you’re willing to believe that against all evidence, then why not. Politicians: How about we take over the vast bulk of those costs that you are currently wasting on ineffective recourse to the law to fix a problem that isn’t actually affecting you? Distributors: Well, that’s something but we still get the feeling that you’re not really trying.