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I mostly agree. I would have liked some data on his assertion that it has been repeatedly shown that pirates actually spend more money on music, movies, and games than non-pirates — because, as it turns out, pirates are usually super-fans that want to want to watch every movie, play every game, and listen to every B-side track created by their favorite artist. In other words, they might pirate a lot — which harms no one, remember — but they also fork over much more money to publishers, distributors, and broadcasters than their peers.
Here's just one article referencing a study that shows pirates are better customers. http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2009/apr/21/study-finds-pira...