I've never read any Neil Gaiman (although I freakin loved the film based on Stardust), but he is a best selling writer/author of books, novels, short stories, comics, graphic novels and films, just pretty fucking successful all round.
Here's a short 4 and a half minute video where Gaiman describes his experiences and more importantly EXPERIMENTS with online piracy:
It's interesting stuff. It makes me wonder how many games companies have looked into the issue with any sort of depth.
And what's REALLY interesting is that by opening up rather than cracking down Gaiman saw INCREASED SALES of his work. That casts a little bit of perspective on things like DRM.
Thoughts? back_up? Anything to say?