dickytim: question: Are you advocating your "right" to steal someone elses property using your internet connection?
If you are, are you complaining that the tool used for theft be taken from you?
Not at all I am saying that there actually needs to be a law that has a chance of working and that the government should be addressing the issue at both ends and to give people a better choice to obtain the content they want in a format that they want this of course should be something the rights holders are doing.
It is the rights owners failure to do this that allows for copyright infringement to occur in the first place. Give us the chance to get the stuff we want legally and you will find it will result in a lot less infringing going on than the smallest chance you will be caught out by the same rights holder three times.
I would love to see this happen as when someone produces a item that others want they deserve to get recognised for the effort put into creating it.
There are many rights holders who see the change as a positive thing and give people more than just 1 or 2 choices to get content and like stated in the OP profits are increasing for some of the worst effected by copyright infringement.