Defeating the adblock blocker seems like still treating symptoms. The cause of the problem is the behavior of web site operators, and I would think never visiting the site at all would be a better way to deal with that.
If you really need "Skype" and "Visual Studio", it's harder to switch. If you just want "VoIP" and "development tools", it's relatively trivial by using different applications to achieve the same results.
I have to have Skype. If there's another viable .NET IDE I could use it.
Just bear in mind that if you really are prevented by those specific applications, that's a Microsoft caused problem, not one caused by Linux.
Make copyright terms short, and then all those problems don't matter that much. If copyright is 5 years, or 20 years, something like that, then sure let it be inherited. Most of the time it will be expired before the creator dies anyway, so it really doesn't matter that much. Virtually all of copyright's problems can be mitigated to near irrelevance by just making the term short enough.
I was working for a very small software company who got something like 40% of their business from Elsevier (this turned out to be a bad idea). They discovered Elsevier had copied or maybe reverse engineered the software and set up their own system to avoid paying for the service.
Back to the beginning of my comment, I still remember, and you can't deny the news coverage of the massive joyous celebrations in the streets in dozens of cities throughout the entire middle east on 9/11.
But in recent years, cellphone companies have refused to allow callers to leave messages to a user whose phone can't be immediately reached -- despite that these messages are not even stored locally on the phone.