A sad truth about many music goers these days, we'd like to see change!
Let's face it, musicians these days are getting hurt. Not necessarily by big label companies, or by sneaking paparazzi... but their fans! Pirating of songs has been around for a while - since the 1960's actually even though it was a lengthy project back then : (Source). But basically if you know anything about computers and music, you know its a LOT easier now than it was back then (even if you weren't born back then, you probably know this). And there isn't much musicians can do, short of the random lawsuit, and ask Gilbert Gottfried to speak on their behalf.
Now while he makes some good analogies, and is fighting for a good cause... lets face it, how many people will actually stop downloading their music because Gilbert Gottfried tells them to go f*@!k themselves? If a person is acting outside the law, that means they don't really care, or care as much, and a simple "please stop" or "F*%#king STOP!" wont really do much, so there needs to be a plan to solve this dispute, besides asking nicely.
The Best of Both Worlds - The Base Idea
Instead of musicians fighting pirating fans, musicians should use addicting marketing schemes to make fans prove their loyalty over each other by marketing them things which they will not be able to pirate. If musicians can give their songs away for free, but still get their fans to buy merchandise and go to concerts, both sides would get what they want. Fans get to listen to all the music they want without guilt, and musicians get paid for their hard work.
Jesse Schell was the Creative Director of the Disney Imagineering Virtual Reality Studio, along with a few other titles under his belt, so its not a leap of faith to say this guy holds a least a little credibility. And he has an interesting look at the future where apparently everything you ever do is tracked, and rewarded.