Current Methods:

  •  Legislation
                    •  Current legislation allows for damages of $750-30,000 per work infringed
                    •  These laws have been used as a form of overcompensation for the pirates the government cannot or                                 has not yet caught
  •  Legalization
                    •  Illegal peer-to-peer file sharing services such as LimeWire and Kazaa try to legalize to other forms after
                        amassing a large fan base
                    •  Usually results in loss of customers and eventual company closings
  •  If you can't beat them, join them
                    •  The British rock band Marillion purposely leaked their album to illegal P2P services
                    •  Each download contained a hidden video file that opened when downloaded; contained                                                         Marillion thanking 
                        the fan for their download and urging them to support the band in any way they could
                    •  Also offer the option of downloading the album without the file in exchange for an email address,
                       automatically adding the downloader to their mailing list; they hope that in doing so they'll  urge their
                       fans to convert from casual to hard-core followers
                    •  One advantage is the use of IP data becomes available to the band
                    •  Once a download has finished, Marillion can access that computer's IP data and geographical
                     •  By analyzing all of this data they can trace download geography across the country and use this
                        information to determine the areas in which they have the largest fan base and would be able to gain 
                        maximum revenue from touring