The film industry might have started something it may not be able to reverse when it lobbied the politicians to act as their protectors using SOPA and PIPA. This in turn triggered a response from the tech industry both giants and individuals alike that put a stop to these plans that could have changed the internet as we know it today.
The film and music industry need to understand that they cannot and will not stop piracy by trying to lock down the internet and turn to persecution and prosecution.
The basic bad attitude towards internet citizens has started a revolution coming straight from the heart of Silicon Valley from the likes of Paul Graham (Y Combinator) that seek to destroy Hollywood.
Although the destruction of Hollywood and the likes of Rupert Murdoch may be a while away their power will slowly be eroded by an entire race of Internet citizens rebelling against the bullying and the unjustified force being used to control the market and consumption of digital goods.
As time goes on we will see the rise and rise of independent Film and Music makers using the internet and independent services to sell their products rather than having to deal with the big studios. They won’t do this just to make a bigger profit but they will do it as a sign of respect towards their fans, a way to break away from decades of control that has overcome these industries in the name of profit.