Re: cultural revolution - I don't think so
Quite a lot of people do pirate, but only because it's been easier and more convenient than paying. The idea that intellectual property is wrong doesn't hold up to the argument that all should have an equal right to profit from their labour, regardless of whether the product of their labour is of a physical or intangible form.
IMO the only reason the pirates have won any significant support at all is due to a few high profile cases where casual pirates have been sued for extortionate sums of money. If an effective and wide ranging piracy detection system can be employed so that every infringement is met with a bill coving the cost of the content plus a reasonable fine, most piracy will stop. Some piracy will probably continue for works which are not commercially available, or whose market is so small that there is no economic case for chasing after the pirates.
For those who accuse the industry of being fat cats, there are plenty of productive ways to challenge the situation. A crowdsource revolution could empower many more people to produce content, and undercut the existing industry, outdoing the so called fat cats by market forces. The same is happening in other industries, with fat cat bankers being steadily undermined by a system of peer to peer loans.