My son received a three-day suspension for voluntarily giving his Swiss Army Knife to staff before the school day started. He has neurological issues and learning disabilities and has an Educational Assistant to assist him throughout the day. According to the school, he brought a weapon on school property and they based the suspension on their version of zero tolerance and his mitigating factors.
They better not have any knives in the school cafeteria.
By dragging the government and the ISPs into this, the media companies are able to reduce their costs of enforcing silly IP laws. DOJ, FBI and police forces love it because it gives them a new hammer they can use for additional funds, especially if they can tie it back to organized crime or terrorism (or both).
One more thing. Comcast is not owned by Vivendi. It is a publicly traded corporation with its headquarters in Philadelphia. Vivendi did own part of NBCUniversal until Comcast purchased NBCUniversal. If Vivendi is French, then Comcast is American.
News Corp is an American company with its headquarters in New York. It was reincorporated under Delaware General Corporation Law and is a publicly-traded corporation. Murdoch became a naturalized citizen in 1985.
This is an area where you cannot get figures, period. There is no such thing as "losses due to piracy" on any Consolidated Financial Statement anywhere. At best, any "loss due to piracy" represents a lost opportunity of making a sale.