So, when a Chinese company takes a product and makes copies of it, nothing happens. When someone in China pirates a product and sells it nothing happens. So, why is all the penalties given to North Americans, Europeans, for e.g.?
As for making copies and giving it to friends, the magic word is 'give.' As long as you don't sell them. That's what it should be but it's not.
It's all because of greed and penalizing the people who are vulnerable hence these MILLION DOLLAR fines to Joe Nobody who happens to have a large video collection and might be sharing here and there.