They won't do that, especially since the Repukes support the rights of corporations to do what they want. As much as I hate to say this (since it's likely to be hard), you'll have to see about getting the Green Party or the Socialist Party elected to some ballots in a few states (and starting at the local level but working from the bottom up)-they care about this a lot, I'll bet.
No, it wouldn't unless there's millions of people who want to buy the DVD (remember, the show hasn't been seen for decades and isn't as popular as a newer show, or as popular as an older show with an active [and vocal] fan base, like Star Trek.
Trust me when I say that the bootlegs are shit; you might as well just wait for the show to be rerun on TV Land or Me-TV, and then just record it off of TV onto a high quality video format like S-VHS or onto a DVD recorder.
My guess is that it's Harlan Ellison, who sued Google for letting other sci-fi books by other authors be read for free without payment in royalties. He won the case, and is proud of it, I guess (even more so because he hates computers and the Internet.)
...Mostly because CBS only cares about crime shows like this, and little else (no variety shows/specials [except for the Tony Awards], no sci-fi to speak of [and they own Star Trek] no miniseries as in the 70's, 80's, and 90's)-no, just reality TV, crime shows, and comedy.
It should really be called the CRBS (Crime and Reality Broadcasting System.)
The converse (and the reason for the rise of said e-readers) is that people will only buy so many books until their living space becomes so full of stuff that they have to (or are forced to) sell it or give the stuff away.