Personally, for some things just a bit of redundancy (Raid-Z2 + hot spares) is enough... other things, I have in as many places as I can get them.
On the flip side, the thought of training a generation of kids to be *creative* with technology probably terrifies some people in the government to no end.
Simple laws are usually the worst. Many times they are written by ideologs who care little for the practical considerations of what they want to keep other people from doing.
So, overly complex laws that are thousands of pages long, that legislators vote on, knowing full well that none of them have read and comprehend the entire document are better? Here's a simpler law that would cover the condition above, and probably be simpler... "No driver shall allow themselves to be so distracted while in control of a vehicle as to endanger others."
I've also bought a number of DVDs over the years. I actually favor DVD, because of the less or more easily bypassed restrictions compared to bluray, and my HTPC now runs Ubuntu/XBMC, and I don't like switching to the dedicated BR player much. When I download something, it's generally something I feel I am already paying for (Cable subscription, amazon prime, netflix, etc), or honestly am unsure if I'll actually like, or I'm just being cheap.
All of that said, I pay roughly $200 a month or more on the media I enjoy... IMHO that's enough.I really hope that piracy, and the likes of Netflix get the media companies more in line with what their customers actually desire... Convenience, availability, and reasonable pricing.