ENWorld scores a interview with WotC president Greg Leeds in which he says nothing we didn’t already know about their recent move to yank all WotC/TSR products from electronic publishing via PDF from all channels without warning. Except that PDFs are never coming back because of “them pirates.” Why even do an interview if you’re not going to say anything? Man, the marketdroids have really raped D&D’s corpse. Alas.
I don’t know if they realize that before PDFs, enterprising pirates just scanned and OCRed the docs anyway. This will change nothing in terms of piracy, and will only jack their customers. But, after all their other moves, it’s clear they don’t really care about that. They have the attitude that “all you little vermin need our product like it’s your drug, so we can be as exploitative as we want and you’ll still come crawling to us.” (And frankly from reading ENWorld, there is a good subset of people for whom this is true.)