The publishing industries have given money and have got politicians parroting this ridiculous notion that online piracy is a major problem and something needs to be done to stop it. Sorry I'm not seeing a major problem. There may be a legitimate issue, but they have got it blown all out of proportion, because they are in thick with the politicians.
For example President Obama's recent statement on the issue:
"While we believe that online piracy by foreign websites is a serious problem that requires a serious legislative response, we will not support legislation that reduces freedom of expression, increases cybersecurity risk, or undermines the dynamic, innovative global Internet," the White House wrote.
There is not a serious problem requiring a serious legislative response. I think he's confusing online piracy with homelessness or something.