I don't mean to come off as offensive, but this post sounds like a pipe dream. You can come up with any plan you want to have different pricing options for different levels of quality, etc. but the fact remains that pirating music is FREE! That's why people do it - because it's free, simple, and easy to get away with. Screwing over the artists and the labels is the effect, not the cause. Someone made an analogy to speeding earlier - driving faster than the posted speed limit is illegal, plain and simple. But it's easy to do without getting caught as long as you don't go overboard with it. Some people get in trouble for speeding and some DO get in trouble for pirating...typically when either is done egregiously, not moderately. You want people to pay for the music? Find a way to eliminate pirating.