All they're looking for is the power to say "take that website offline" and hopefully do it before any actual court ruling is made about infringing content. Once they have that power, they will abuse it to no end to make sure the only thing online are websites that meet their approval, and that power will extend way beyond the music industry. Lots of businesses will be asking to take down anything they haven't made a deal with.
In some ways we're still fighting World War II, which is really began with World War I. There is always war somewhere. It's basically longstanding political divisions trying to adjust to modern industrialized society.
The media wants you to think the US is all red or blue, when it's really purple. Every community has a mix of opinions. There might a bigger difference between Seattle and Vancouver than there is between Seattle and Tampa.
Diversity is the United States' greatest strength, and controversy is what drives us. You are free to voice whatever opinions you want, and your neighbor is free to contradict you. That's how it works for most people here. Yes, there's hate and bigotry and disagreement, but there's also acceptance and community and caring. It's a nation of immigrants, and most people are open to anyone from anywhere, and respectful of other cultures and traditions, even though I know our history doesn't read that way. Maybe some European countries are better than us, but Europe's history is just as bad as ours.
The danger of the U.S. isn't its people or its diversity - it's simply it's considerable power. That alone makes it a threat to the rest of the world.