One can make principled arguments about how intellectual property in the digital age stifles creativity, or perhaps an historical argument that copyright is overextended beyond what the founding fathers intended in the Constitution.
I would be impressed, honestly, if even one of my many infringers responded to a takedown request with just such a line of reasoning. Alas. Here is a far more typical reply. I received this missive just now from a pest control company owner, in response to a standard takedown form letter:
so sorry did not know about the copoy right on your ants. if you did not want to share this with anyone then you should not have it posted so folks could copoy it. da hello wake up iam probably not the only one who was useing it .
Instead, I’m dealing with people who can’t even spell “Duh.”