The painful irony of all this is that piracy is what helped make Doctor Who available in the US.
Back in the old days you had two options for Doctor Who. You could either watch it on a PBS station if you were lucky enough to live near one or you got camera copies from someone in the UK. (Or you did both.) Many times you had to get camera copies because local PBS stations were known for screwing over the Doctor Who fans when it suited them. (They liked them during pledge drives and looked down on them the rest of the time.)
Then there is the current run. The Science Fiction channel was not going to run Doctor Who because it was "too British". What changed their minds was the amazing level of piracy. Episodes would be available within hours of airing in the UK. Copies would then be passed on from person to person. Some of the people who got copies had enough media influence to inform those who did not know where to find bootleg copies of British TV. Later on they still had to bootleg copies because BBC America had a habit of chopping out important bits from episodes.
Pirates built the audience that these shows now have. The same thing happened with Anime. The same thing will happen with the next good show that the networks have no clue about.
Fans are used to being kicked in the teeth by the people who own the programs they enjoy. Look at Doctor Who in the 80s and how they were treated by John Nathan Turner. People who have stuck with Apple products should know how that feels as well.
You have to remember that the people who command the lawyers are rarely fans and they seem to resent the fact that you are.