When I was young, we used cassettes for copying music. Here in Norway (and some other countries I know of) we paid a modest fee for each cassette, which was given to copyright holders' organization. This was regardless of whether you actually used the cassette to copy music or just to record your grandparents' golden anniversary.
Nobody considered instead making us pay an even higher fee to finance people going around and checking that the cassettes were not used to copy music.
Which goes to show that as human intelligence increases, we become able to take stupdity to new heights.