sorry debro. you missed out the even more important ones that are, like the entertainment industries, ignoring all the facts and they are the politicians and the governments. they are doing whatever the industries tell them to do. they use nothing other than the information given to them by the industries and the 'encouragements' in little brown envelopes. just a few days ago, there was a report about how the entertainment business was worth Â£35 billion to the UK. that was a figure that was thrown around a while ago in the USA and it referred to the GLOBAL amount! however, the good old thick ******* in the UK are using it as there only. then they used the figures of 1.5 million UK jobs in the industries. same thing, not referring to the UK at all, but will be used as there just to enhance the case for locking people up.
what has made things so much worse is, as usual, these figures are being used by the European Commission as being truthful, as fact and, like everyone else that has the power to use or not use the figures, is going down the road of accepting them without question. they will, however, ignore the sensible and unbiased report from the LSE, just because they can and just because that doesn't insist that people get locked up for sharing!!