Does anyone else want to place bets on how long before the White House petition system goes away? I'm giving it another month, at the maximum. It's too much work for these guys to actually have to respond directly to the demands of the American public.
"What will it take to get the message through to those in charge at Ubisoft?"
It will take consumers who are willing to be conscientious about the products that they buy. You could ask the same of the issues we are seeing around the world today with folks protesting the current state of their government. What needs to happen to make a change? Easy, apathy needs to change. Either you are a product of the system that has been created for you or you are a knowledgeable consumer who decides what producers produce...you decide.
Phase 1: US ISPs voluntarily enforce 5 strike plan
Phase 2: jack up pricing on streaming services, driving away legitimate customers
Phase 3: legitimate customers move to less legitimate methods of obtaining media, bringing the whole damn thing full circle
Phase 4: Fake estimates of loss made by MPAA now skew more towards reality
Phase 5: kick people of the internet
Phase 6: Profit...wait, wtf!!
And here you have uncovered the REAL problem with the interwebs...before these tubes came along, it was easier for us to pretend that people couldn't possibly be this retarded. Now, unfortunately we can't get away from 'THE STUPID'. Each passing day brings more of 'THE STUPID' and leaves me more and more afraid that there are no intelligent beings left on this planet.
Just let old school media die the inevitable death. If they cannot innovate, then they go under like any other business. All the blustering and nostalgic statements about 'the good old days' mean nothing to us. Let these dinosaurs die so we can move on.