That's MPAA's view on copyright: Because they have copyright on it, you want to see it. So to save us from the disappointment of seeing these great productions without being able to do the right thing (paying for them in a movie theater) they block it.
The copyright of the bible is a tricky issue. The christian claim is that Jesus is alive. So most of it in the public domain, but how about Jezus's quotes? (Is the bible itself infringements of Jesus's copyright?) The koran has simular issues because it's supposed to be directly from Allah. I think most islamic countries think it's blasfemous to say he died.
Heard from someone who had friends in Belarus (The last communist dictatorship on earth). Software is booming in Belarus: No protection of intellectual property. Lot's of censorship, but no intellectual property. (As long as you don't talk politics, you're fine)
My business doesn't grow by copyrights or patents. My business has to pay for them because my business needs machines, drugs, software. But I'm only feeding people, so I don't need protection.
Entertainment: that's worth protecting, food isn't important anymore.