And now you people are comparing sharing intellectual property to the NRA. This thread just gets worse and worse.
You people just don't get it: the internet is about communication and sharing. That is the direction is has always gone, even from the beginning. It wasn't until someone figured out they could sell their product online that intellectual property "thieving" became a "problem". All you people would be out of a job in the first place if it weren't for the internet, no? Oh, you wouldn't? Then go sell your stuff exclusively offline and stop sharing it with some TOS or copyright label attached to it thinking it'll make a difference cuz everyone is going to continue to ignore those and keep sharing your stuff the longer you keep your copyrighted material online.
Making money from your website only happens when you drive traffic to it. There is no way anyone can "steal traffic" from you. You have to learn how to drive the traffic yourself through advertising, that is how it works. People don't go to your site because they aren't interested in going to your site, not because someone else shared your image with a link to theirs. If you don't learn how to advertise, then you won't make money, simple as that. But all this talk about "stealing content" is anti-internet at a base level.
What all of you really mean to say is "I'm upset that everyone else knows how to drive traffic to their sites better than me but I don't want to admit that so I'm going to blame copyright infringement." Copyright infringement as a law will phase out and most likely very soon, mark my words.
I'm officially done with this thread. Thanks for the laughs :D