6. The more I watch these groups the more they resemble the copyright enforcers in K.W Jeter's Noir
To make a long story short, eventually the penalty of copyright infringement is a fate worse than death. To have your consciousness inserted into an electronic device which would be turned over to the copyright holder as a gift. If you steal his intellectual property, he gets yours...your whole mind. You'll be trapped in a toaster forever & ever, fully aware, and this is done without a trial.
This fate is pretty scary and is quite effective at eliminating copyright infringement. But since it is now eliminated, there is no need for copyright enforcers any more. But if you eliminate the enforcers, then copyright infringement will begin again. So there came a need to justify the existence of the enforcers, by framing innocent people for copyright crimes. As long as they kept up their quota of "infringers", they guaranteed themselves a job, perpetually.