I wonder why it took so long to update the law on internet file sharing and streaming. Those things were not new in 2012. Same can be said about the 2007 amendment that made it illegal to record movies in cinemas without authorization. What took it so long?
On the subject of plagerism, I think that there is no reason not to give credit. It's not very hard to just say where you got the information from. I do understand that people get lazy from time to time but it is still a good idea.