I'm still not sure I gather the implicit parts of this argument. You suggest that most small FOSS developers haven't the time, energy or money to legally pursue those contravening the terms of their chosen license. I think I agree.Then lets play this. You wrote a library that detects faces and changes a persons hairstyle, you have put the sources free on github.
I am an evil app dev that sells the great "change your hairstyle" app for 9.99$ in the appstore.
You think that i am misusing your code for it.
What will you do?
What I don't quite understand is the implicit conclusions of the suggestion. Do you mean to say that:
- Private individuals should act as if they have no rights to their own I.P., because they are difficult to enforce
- Businesses and developers should act as if small publishers have no I.P. rights, because they're unlikely to be punished for violating them
- ...or something else?