If they arrested, and/or jailed everyone age 16-25 pirating music out there right now. Our jail systems wouldn't be overflowing. They'd be 100-300 fold in size. Yet the RIAA, MPAA(movie pirates), and other orgs keep going at this like their gonna pwn the fuckin world. They're gonna stop mass distribution in quite a few formats, but they'll NEVER kill it, they'll never jail but most of the big pirates anyway. Yes they've fined children, and teens alike. They've massive fined, and jailed adults. For pirate profit rings, and illegal domain use. But it's like were to say our government could hold back a revolution if people didn't like(REALLY DIDN'T LIKE) what was going on. If you can say yes they can, think about what martial law is. Your brothers, sisters, friends....family people...all protecting a country from it's own people, and own family/friends? Were not talking 1776 here. Were talking a some what civilized society trying to impose a dictator type rule over it's own people, with it's own blood.
Not gonna happen imo. Just like the h/p/v/a/c scene, and pirating will NEVER stop. This shit was going on back in 1992-1995 when I was on modem, over irc. It still does, IT will NEVER stop:D I can't see a imperfect society trying to enforce a perfect execution of control like what "their" bluffing at. It's all steam. Something will happen, and we'll get this shit back in a cycle where we care more about education/freedom of material exchange. Then we do about cnn bloating wars, and crime rates. Fuck the media, fuck the government, and damn sure fuck these commercialist fat fucks. Because I for one stopped caring back when I was 12.
"Beware the Jabberwock, my son!
The jaws that bite, the claws that catch!
Beware the Jubjub bird, and shun
The frumious Bandersnatch!"