If someone is caught pirating copyrighted material, why are they not slapped with an immediate fine, like a speeding ticket/parking ticket.
$30 for a song
$60 for an album or movie
$150 for a game or television/movie box set etc
and $??? for software (likely a case by case basis)
It's instant, and will quickly mean people start shelling out for content.
You could take the risk, but the odd chance you get caught, you've got a fine to contend with.
We should also make it the Governments responsibility, with 'Internet ID's' given out just like IRD numbers. in turn they get half or so of the fine money to pay for the policing of this service.
I understand that 'Proven until guilty' isn't a great policy, but if we take the idea of a speeding camera, and set it up on the internet, I think people would feel a lot more comfortable paying their fine...
This may seem a little 'big brother', but at the end of the day, do you trust accusations from a regulated Government agency, or accusations from a security firm employed by movie studios...