You elected Obama. The first time, because you thought he would fix things.
But the second time AFTER his betrayal.
What makes you think people still want to elect somebody to "fix things"? Because, apparently, now they elect the ones that fight whistleblowers, have people assassinated with drones, snoop on everyone and generally behave like fascist assholes.
This is totally great. Because Rutledge a) doesn't understand what this is all about (business, of course, making money), and b) an honest confession what HE thinks it's about: control (control, control, fuck the money, we're not here to do business, it's about control).
Let me rephrase that: We're going to put people into prison because of civil disobedience, because they've still got the morals to stand up for the state of law and help their fellow citizens and protect their human rights.
historically, as new technologies come along, copyright has a lot of trouble dealing with them.
Not quite true. While the US copyright first indeed ignored compositions, drawings and paintings, there is otherwise nothing new until the advent of the computer that would have made the copyright act of 1790 unworkable.
But other early copyright laws were much more generic. They speak of "work" and not of "printing" but only of "publishing", and they also don't have clauses for "sheets found in possession" and such, making them indeed work with any technology that comes along.
The only reason people are duct-taping around the copyright is because they perceive some new technology as threat. And not because the copyright itself couldn't deal with it.