graeme_p - 6:10 pm on Jul 24, 2012 (gmt 0)
Why do *consumers* need protecting from illegal sites? It is copyright holders who benefit, and they should try to make an honest case for why the benefits outweigh the costs.
Big media and big stars want measures that will benefit them, but which will be too expensive and inaccessible for the rest of us (stronger copyright laws have not exactly eliminated scrapers, have they?), and will impose huge costs.
I also found that my recent experience of being plagiarised by an apparently respectable author and a big name publisher is common.
These people's message is "give us more money".