I just read the latest Popehat, Innula, and it got me to thinking ... Despite billing himself as an "internet lawyer", Carreon really doesn't understand internet culture AT ALL.
Here is my theory. Carreon has been paying, at best, halfhearted attention to all of the recent MPAA/RIAA battles, and without any nuanced insight into the root causes of the friction, he concluded: "the internet folks love internet piracy and they hate all these fat-cat artists who think they own their own work! I'm gonna be a hero by threatening and litigating!"
Turns out the hatred for the RIAA/MPAA may have less to do with society's view of artists or how they feel about artists getting paid for their work, and much more to do with people's hatred of the litigious people and organizations that encumber creativity and innovation.