It seems we learn nothing. After a decade of massive p2p lawsuits, the answer to the problem seems to be more lawsuits.
It's hard for someone like me to understand. I tend to see the world in terms of what is real, to the best of my ability. What people think is less important to me when I'm trying to understand a thing. But I see every day that cronyism and conformity to the current management fad is a more effective method of self promotion than actually doing good, effective work.
So these people who keep wanting to sue people on the internet for distributing their precious bits confound me. You had might as well sue the farmer who collects the water that flows downhill to his farm or the baloonist who rides the hot air over a factory higher into the sky. Surely they don't really think they can stop this thing? It's just greed, I say.
It doesn't help that the legal profession in America appears completely devoid of any spine, commitment to principles, or vision. The Federal government has been trampling on civil rights in a serious way for over a decade now with no repercussion--indeed it is lawyers leading the trampling. Same thing with file sharing lawsuits--despite ample evidence that man of these suits are of dubious quality and intended mostly to intimidate, they do nothing.
What can we do about it?