Some time ago, I tracked down a large number of sites which were plagiarizing my web content, and asked that they stop. Three replied:
- "An intern did it; she no longer works here.";
- "I paid my web designer for original work; I'll have his head for this!"; and
- "It's good content. Can I keep using it?"
Yesterday I tracked down more instances of plagiarism. Responses have already come from most people contacted, with quick removal of plagiarized material. The difference, in my opinion, is that the major search engines are now responding very quickly to DMCA notices.