Well look at Wizard's solution for ebook copying. They went from 'some legal and mostly illegal' to 'all illegal' by removing all electronic content they WERE getting paid for offline. You want ANYTHING of Wizards in pdf or ebook format.. forget it.
I lost like 2 dozen 3.5 books and modules from Drivethrurpg because I was on deployment duirng the 2 day grace period before they had to pull content.
just wanted to say Pazio has whupped wizard's ass for the last two years. in attepmting to kill third parties with 4e and banning all 3.5 in digital format, even suing over it the lost not just repsect, but many players as well.
according to the christmas sales for both groups, after the tally is in, Pazio's marketing of digital, user friendly, products, coupled with not pnly paying attention to their fanbase, but allowing fan made material, that, if well written, you can download for either free or anywhere between 1-20 dollars depending on quality, and even giving the writers a cut of the money when their mods sell, have won over fans.
D&D 4e and Pathfinder are currently tied in sales revenue.
over half wizard's staff jumped ship when they abandoned all d20 products and licences, and the market is speaking volumes about adapting to the times and listening to your fans.