The problem with this article and many others, is that the man in the street won't ever read it. Most of the k5 readers are already aware of many of the issues raised in this and similar articles. From reading the comments, I am led to believe that most people also agree with the sentiments being voiced. So publishing this here is simply preaching to the choir.
Lets change our target audience for a moment from the man in the street, who probably cares less about these issues, to the average net-savvy homebody. I'm talking about the kind of person who doesn't really care how all the bits work, but they really love their new mp3 player because they can have dozens of cd's ready to listen to at any time. This is the kind of person who's going to be very upset about what is currently being done to us by the entertainment industry and their pet senators. How do we reach this person ?
From what I can see, these stories would be more widely read, and hopefully acted on if we could get them onto sites like Yahoo!, BBC News or CNN. Even sites like ZDnet would help, but in this case we are once again targetting the choir.
I'm not sure who retains copyright on anything published on Kuro5hin, but I'm sure that Rusty wouldn't mind if such stories were posted out there as long as Kuro5hin received attribution. Heck, it could even be good advertising.
The copyright issue aside, the trick is getting the issues out there. I've contacted The Register, CNN and Yahoo! in the past to find out what their process for publishing things is. Of these, I found that The Register was about the easiest site to get published on. They already have syndication deals in place with several other sites and are generally willing to help. From the others, I never did get a clear response.
One of the things that I firmly believe in is that members of a community should help each other when possible. With the diversity of the readership of K5, I'm assuming that someone out there knows about getting things published. If not the main stream web, then the local news paper.