I think someone was trying to make a distinction between vast majority and small minority. Yes, some firearms are used to commit crimes but only an extremely small minority of firearms in the US are used for such purposes (as in 99.999% are not used for criminal purposes). So yes, some sites are used more heavily for non-infringing purposes and some sites are used almost exclusively for infringing purposes.
Overall, I agree that shutting down types of sites is wrong. However, shutting down individual sites based on their usage and how they promote themselves, etc. may not be. To continue the gun analogy... shutting down licensed dealers and gun shows is generally wrong but shutting down the guy selling out of the back of his van in a back alley in downtown big city is probably a good way to prevent guns from being used for criminal activities.
meant to make money
He does head up a VC backed startup so his organization may not actually be meant to "make" money outside of the VC handout line.
Well... since minus means subtraction that means the net result is paying them less which to most consumers means a better rate.
On the other hand, you could be one of those weirdos that believes paying more for the same thing is better.
the corrupt politics of Chicago
You're not actually suggesting that Chicago has improved over the years, are you?
To borrow from Dragnet... the names have been changed...
... not to protect the innocent but simply because one family eventually becomes stronger and power shifts
You are never required to play a DVD as a result of owning a computer.
This notion of being able to do anything you want with someone else's content is a problem you have, not that the content producer has. Every content producer has the right to offer to sell you a DVD on the condition that you only play it on a player that prevents you from skipping warnings and ads for other content. However, you also have the right to not purchase content from such providers. I wonder why so many on Slashdot get upset that a politician or government agency or company was dishonest or unethical but then turn around and openly violate all manner of agreements they themselves freely entered into. It is actually quite simple: Dishonesty is dishonesty.
I'm 100% certain that more lefty-liberals are opposed to WiFi or cell towers or other EM radiators than are conservatives. Look at that telescope out in Arizona. I'm sure some conservatives were against it because they thought the money could be be better spent elsewhere but a bunch of liberals actually filed lawsuits to stop it from being built simply because building it required cutting down a few trees.
Point is... both sides of the political spectrum oppose scientific endeavors for what appear to the other side equally ridiculous reasons.
"In order to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first create the universe." -- Carl Sagan, Cosmos