If you ask me the whole "it's not really a problem" apologist shit is the real naive side. Piracy is a massive issue.
An excuse to regulate the internet? Probably, but like the wild west of old it has pretty much been proven that people can't control themselves with a free and unregulated internet.
A fairly lame comparison, people aren't murdering each other to steal copies of the latest Kelly Clarkson album on rapidshare. Your anecdotal account doesn't really justify internet wide censorship by corporations, many of which continue to post record profits year after year.
Has the internet made things easier to share? Sure but that's always been a problem. Sometimes that sharing is perfectly innocent, sometimes its "piracy". People love to create and we love to share. Most entertainment industries real problem with piracy was their continued obsession in fighting technological change in the face of consumer demand.
Like consumers, the markets are adapting. I can get a lot of my favorite things in one off purchases instead of being forced to have a cable subscription. The PC gaming market largely went digital and has evolved several new pricing models. The same with the music industry. There is no need to censor the internet as a knee jerk response to piracy as that's attacking the symptoms, not the underlying condition. Convenience and pricing are far more important factors to consider when addressing it and have the benefit of potentially increasing profits at the same time.
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