It doesn't need to be free though. You simply need three tiers of payment for your content.Until all content is available for free everywhere, people will pirate.
Sure someone will always pirate but Spotify already has 50 million subscribers paying and Netflix over 90 million.Yeah, but what you think is well priced, is too expensive for someone else. Why would someone pay R20 to stream something he can download for free :/
The excuse is that content is licensed per region, with distribution times to deal with giving movie theaters exclusive rights for a time, and then pay-channels some exclusive time, and then give DVD sales & rentals some time, before finally being shown on free-to-air channels.Yeah, it's a step in the right direction. But I've read a lot about geoblocking, content not available in an area, etc etc.