This is an increasingly familiar pattern. Otherwise truthful people seem to have no problems lying in legal proceedings when they perceive the underlying laws and system is inherently unfair and stacked against them. That is why you see examples such as this and others such as music downloaders claiming that somebody else must have used their computer without their knowledge. In the end, more and more individuals are likely to conclude that it is easier to commit perjury as a potential shortcut remedy when faced with a lengthy and expensive legal entanglement with media conglomerates.
I sympathize with these people. If you want people to have respect for the law and the legal system, you must first make sure that you have laws and a legal system that is worthy of respect. Can you honestly say that this is the case when it comes to the current state of copyright law?