This probably steps away from the discussion, but it relates to the bills cited in the topic title.
The problem is simply put. The big conglomerates refuse to 'update with the times', unlike when they had to in the past. Sure, they were forced to in the 1980s when we went from vinyl and 8-track cartridges to cassettes and CDs, but they seem to refuse to since 5-10 years ago (or are slow at it) adapt to the changing digital technologies and means of which people acquire their media.
So long as they keep on being slow at this, their problems will never end.
As for China, they don't give two shits. They've been offering up bootlegs of U.S. media for many years. And the media bigshots are just noticing it NOW!? Sorry. No excuses. A simple eBay search 5 years ago would have turned up bazillions of bootlegs. (eBay's actually starting to really crack down on this stuff nowadays). Media companies just need to ignore China. You can't stop what they do.
It should be noted, most (if not all) illicit file-sharing and other sites are not U.S. based, BECAUSE of already preexisting laws on the books. Domestic ISPs won't host the sites due to current laws, for good reason. They're mostly on servers in the eastern EU countries, China, and other rouge nations in the world where copyright law is hardly enforced. They already don't give two rips about U.S. law as-is, so be it.
It's not right or wrong, it just 'is what it is'.
I put forth in another thread on this forum about this very issue, the thing that worries me most about these bills isn't so much what happens to the big media players, but moreso, the whole 'freedom from censorship' gig. individual sites should be the final decision-makers on what is allowed and disallowed on their respective sites, not government. Making government the censor of all the Internet would be dangerously China-esque.
In stating all this, I'm glad that the U.S. Congress has decided to shelve the bills. In honesty, hopefully they scrap them entirely. Media companies need to learn to use pre-existing laws to deal with piracy, and if those don't stop it, you learn to adapt, or go the way the capitalist system is set up for......the 'dodo'. Out of business, that is. Aside from mass media, the last thing the general population needs is censorship of the ability to speak / type freely.