Maybe - but I find it more likely that the government is simply just promoting a pro-IP stance because our economy is so heavily dependent on protecting those sorts of provisions.
Meddia is not the same thing as software, so your examples really don't apply in this case. Better examples are:
ASHTON-TATE CORP. v. FOX SOFTWARE, INC. -- NO. CV 88-6837 TJH (TX).
Lotus Development Corp. v. Paperback Software International. U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts. June 28, 1990. 740 F.Supp. 37, 15 USPQ2d 1577
The interpretation that the federal government is holding forth here is that both of these cases were adjudicated incorrectly.
If the Supreme Court fails to hear the current case, both of those previous cases are defacto overturned.
You can effectively say "goodbye" to the software industry, if companies are allowed to enforce interface copyrights. At least in the U.S.. Obviously, other countries will just ignore the U.S.'s idiocy, and continue on their merry way, and quickly surpass the U.S. in software development, just as they have in other economic areas.