If boingboing is going to copy or link articles from TorrentFreak, how about linking to the original source?
Because those industries may be doing well, that doesn't invalidate claims of harm - by them or by others. There are smaller companies and individual artists who license their designs, art, music, whatever and see their revenues drop because pirates continuously upload it to free file sharing sites. In turn, those pirates generate revenue from ad affiliate programs from ads on sites where those files are linked.
I know of hundreds of such artists affected - visit sites like deviantart, renderosity.com, meshbox.com, contentparadise.com and others like them. Creators license their products through such sites, just to see them uploaded by scumbags later.