It wasn't the free stuff. I'd look closer at the military and the secret police than I would at "free stuff." I'd also pay attention to the artistic and ruling class that lived better than everyone else even though according to communism, they were all supposed to live the same.
But, you know, if you think copyright violation is on the same level as communism? Uh okay.
Don't worry. Soon the RIAA and MPAA will lobby congress and insist that bookmarking is DRM circumvention and support a bill to have it removed from browsers so you can't get around the Search Engine ranking system.