Would it have been terrible to let in twice as many people this year, i.e. the people selected due to the glitch AS WELL AS the people selected by the second truly random lottery? (I know nothing about immigrations logistics and laws, so don't know how dumb that proposition is).
These people approached it the wrong way though, the file-sharing aspect shouldn't have been that obvious to start with. What they should have done is scrape some of Timothy Leary's crankier writing about techno-shamanism where pure a network of pure unified knowledge is the eventual goal of humanity or something and try to get a religion based on that, and only when that is recognized, argue that the set of belief also covers file sharing.
The name 'Space Invaders' rings a bell for a lot of people. It has no meaning in regard to the story apart from alien invasion, but the name 'Space Invaders' has deep ties in popular culture, meaning much more people will go see the movie because of the it, even if it has little or nothing to do with the game.
The internet can simply be a huge drain of time. Spending the day on the net isn't any better than spending the day to watch TV. If the original poster realized he needs to take some distance, that's his right. Looking at your post history, trying this probably wouldn't hurt you either.