"The court is just there to interpret laws, and activist rulings undermine democracy." I guess it depends on what country you are in. The US has something called "Jury Nullification" and it is one of the fundamentals that make real democracy work. (The judicial system does not like telling you about it though.)
The saddest part is that people seem to take this copyright law and elevate it to pedestals yet unseen. Most people are more feverish about copyright than murder (which is a problem in it's own right).
Murder has a definite ethical impact on most people and so does copyright. We don't consider murder to be a controversial issue because we know what it is and that it is ethically wrong. Likewise most people know how they feel about their property and copyright and feel ethically correct about their decision.
It is a simple issue, not a complicated one. The only complication here are greedy corporations.
I'm sure if they could find a way to profit on murder the way they profit on music, we would see MIAA (Murder Industry Association of America) preaching that some serial killer infringed on their IP of stabbing someone. It's ridiculous and insane and i can't believe that people have put up with this crap for as long as they have.