What you and Gonzalez-Sinde omit
.... is that in Spain there's a "Digital Canon", which is a tax applied to all and every digital device even remotely capable of storing anything close to stolen intellectual property. This canon is directly paid to the biggest intellectual property lobbyist in the country (the SGAE) which is supposedly distributing it among their members as a compensation for piracy losses.
The sad reality is SGAE is very closely connected with the government, but completely disconnected from the artistic community as a whole, providing substantial income for a few big name artists but very little to the ones outside of the top 10 lists.
The "Digital Canon" is charged for everything from a USB pen drive to a video camera (yes, your home video camera) and of course for blank CDs, DVDs, set top recorder, desktop and laptop hard disk and everything you can think of. And is generating enormous income for the SGAE without the need for any of its members to sell, produce, or even create, any kind of content at all.
Note that this "Digital Canon" tax has been successfully challenged in courts already, but given our crappy judicial system, only people motivated by idealism or lawyers by profession are willing to endure the process to get their canon refunded for each and every item they can prove NOT being used for piracy (which are, by the way, the vast majority of the storage that is being used)
Who would want to kill that? Of course, any law like the "three strikes" one will create the social demand to supress the "Digital Canon" If that happens, the money flow to the SGAE will stop. And that could meant that those few selected artists will have to, gasp, create some content that people wants to pay for instead of their usual fast food music and movies.
Get that? They are not making it in the name of freedom or anything else. The SGAE is just protecting their revenue stream, one that allows them to live forever in a culturally stagnated world.
Cheers from Spain.