Wilburforce - 7:37 am on Apr 29, 2013 (gmt 0)
Privacy Protection is about protecting privacy and not hiding identity.
It isn't easy to make that distinction in practice, especially when the people who most need to be brought to account are the same people who are most adept at concealing/spoofing identity.
I can fully understand why someone who steals my intellectual property wouldn't want me to know who he is or how to find him, but any change in law or practice that would make it easier for me to find him would make privacy harder to protect.
In my case, however, being able to find an address in Indonesia doesn't make a lot of difference. The main difficulty is that many service providers take a completely "hands off" approach to infringement: "this is between you and the perpetrator, we merely provide him with a platform".
To be fair to Google, anything they host themselves has been removed within 48 hours of my submitting a DCMA complaint, which is a long way ahead of other hosting providers.
Sadly, the best way to protect your content from plagiarism is to write the sort of content nobody would want to copy.