I thought that the U.S.of A. was a country of freedom, and now they want to take that same freedom away from us! Like, What the FUCKING HELL! I can understand that they want to stop piracy, but then shouldn't they go after the guys distributing the piracy software! Not take away are freedom by handing over total control over to these greedy power hungry corporations that could punish you just for blogging about your favorite show! What if some young kid downloads some music or a movie from the internet and has no clue that they were pirated! The kid would be punished for downloading copyrighted material that he had know idea was pirated in the first place!
And if the kid did know doesn't mean he/she should be punished! The blame should fall to the ones who created the software that allows one to download the pirated data in the first place! this goes for persons of all ages!
imo sometimes it's better to save up to something one really needs or you can just support individual artists who are not connected to all these huge companies ;] the formula is simple, the more BIG companies gain profit the less it gives to individual possibilities and overall freedom.