It's unfortunate they're doing this. Many of the people who pirate wouldn't spend money on this stuff anyway (music, movies, whatever). They either don't have the money for it or can't justify the absurd costs of music and movies. If it was not available for free, the record companies wouldn't see another dime. So they decide to go and trash someone's life who did no harm whatsoever to these companies bottom line. Let's face it, the guy is screwed for life. He has no incentive to work since the government will take care of him at our expense, and if he tries to pursue a productive or profitable career, his wages will be heavily garnished.
Personally I used to download some stuff but haven't in years. I haven't been to a movie theater, bought a DVD or CD in years. I can't justify the cost, especially for the crap they produce these days. I'm happy with the small music collection I already have, free radio, and mostly Pandora these days. I don't watch TV so they don't get money from me through cable company licensing. I won't pay money to be inundated with commercials. I watch things for free online, youtube, Hulu, Vodo, etc. when I am in the mood to watch something. I won't give those crooks any money based on the priciple of the matter, let alone that most of their stuff is overpriced junk.