If you mean will they make more money? Perhaps, but their Karma, and legitimacy will eventually cull them out.
It seems to me most of the thefts of my intellectual property have been from those writing from other Countries. My guess is that if they make $5.00 off of my work, then for them it is like $1,000.00.
It is hard to be harsh against those who scramble for pennies a day...Hey, that's me too.
What is doubly frustrating to me, is that my work, my writing, and use of language are very unique. I have had an unusual life, and I have a different perspective, based on unique experiences.
What I write, I usually write to help others, my community, my City, my State, and the rest of the World.
I have taken thousands of photos of any and everything, because when I first got started, I had to use other's work, and gain permission for that use. I started out with a $10.00 Camera, moved up to a Kodak EasyShare in 2011, and now am blessed to have a Canon Sx150.
I started writing for HubPages in the summer of 2010, and that year my income was $4,000.00 USD! Just because we are in North America, doesn't mean we are all wealthy or greedy.
It has been a lot of dedication, hard work, and sacrifice, and for those who steal it, I have to think they will not do that good. At least I have a clean conscience.
Because others were glad to share with me, (with a link back & credit for their work) I am glad to share with others who have asked permission, and are willing to credit back to my work.
Cloning, mixing, matching and/or copying without a link back to our sites is prohibited.