"I feel your pain", D.
Seriously, though, that's the reason that we have the EFF
. Businesses rally together because they have a shared goal (i.e., make as much money from the consumer as possible) and a great many shared resources. Individuals could do the same but it would require significantly more buy-in on a far larger scale to attain the mass of organizations like the RIAA, MPAA, etc.
Don't give up.