I do not see all content as valueless, quite the contrary. I respect the choice of creators, whether they distribute their work freely or ask for support, either in traditional or non-traditional ways.

I cannot use a free or open license in good conscience and do otherwise. The use of such licenses goes along with an expectation that others will respect my wishes with regards to the terms of sharing, free or otherwise.

Not all hackers may acknowledge it, but releasing free software and open media is logically and ethically inconsistent with disrespecting the value of the works by pirating it.

All that being said, laws like the DMCA and bills like SOPA and PIPA are not about respecting the value of works. They are about building a veto over innovation in the guise of fighting piracy. In the past, our legislature here in the US has worked at compromises, like statutory licensing, that allow innovation with due consideration to the value of existing creations.

The private rights of actions being lobbied for by big content do not reserve any room at all for fair use and for new and unanticipated inventions and expressions. Big does enter into it as only the big intermediaries, the labels and studios and the trade associations that represent them, have the resources to lobby for these unfair means of address a problem whose legitimacy is far from settled.