> And once again we may ask where the regulatory authorities are.
The regulatory authorities are happily making the situation vastly worse with implementing things like DMCA, ACTA, software patents, wiretapping efforts, copyright enforcement, etc etc.
They are not on your side. They will never be on your side.
Their purpose in life is just to do whatever will benefit themselves above all else and will happily side with whoever is able to provide them the most benefit. This usually is with whatever group will offer the most interesting chances at monetary and power gains.