that the entertainment industry is most likely behind this decision (lobbying and whatnot)
This in it's entirety. You can almost compare this to the 90's where if you had any small amount of drugs on your person you could do more then a convicted serial murder/rapist who was a closet dog jerker. It's unreal and complete crap to think people would accept a 50 year stint in a penitentiary over this.
It isn't fair the amount of influence those in the entertainment business impose upon our government. Since it's a recession those in the industry are seeing thousand dollar checks instead of the usual hundred thousand and boy are they pissed. We as average citizens don't have the luxury to see all their movies, or buy all their music, or stay up to date on all that nice luxury software. So many of us turn to torrents and pirate to have a nice experience. Now since many celebrities are feeling their version of a recession, they seek to screw us over by sweetening politician pockets to get many undeserved dollars from their lackluster works they worked half as hard to produce.
Now i'm not saying i won't pay for software I love, or a movie to have the commentaries or extra features, or an album from an artist who truly deserves it. I'd gladly do that, but these artists aren't pushing for this. It's the we're rich as shit artists who just want more. Honestly do you think i'd support an artist going to such lengths just to get my 10$? No. No, I won't.