"Moral of the story. Don’t live in a country controlled by the EU government…"
Not really, if you live in EU choose The Netherlands, because as you can read, they obey the EU and now say that is illegal, but they wont do anything about it, except “focus their attention on those who upload large amounts of copyrighted works”. How much is large amounts? And downloaders as you can read “No individual downloaders will face prosecution in The Netherlands as a result of this ruling”.