The only way I can think of that would make a copyright infringement actually BE theft is if you somehow hacked the owner's computer and deleted all of his copies, then broke into his house and destroyed all of his hard copies as well. THEN an unauthorized copying would be theft.
Problem is, the only individual or group that has ever done anything remotely like that is the MAFIAA itself.
The ability to vote people out of the Assembly was one of the main factors that killed off the Athenian democracy by creating large classes of people that were required to act like citizens in every way except they had no voice.
Given that the US system was created and designed to prevent the sort of totalitarian abuses common to the Athenian system, bringing them back would be foolish at best.
Wait, so if a US citizen leaks confidential data to his fellow US citizens, he has committed espionage and treason by giving that data to enemies of the United States...
But if he were to give that confidential data to a foreign intelligence service, spies employed by a foreign nation, it's not only not espionage, it's just business as usual, part of the job?!?
Has it never occurred to anyone in our government that those foreign nations are sovereign, and free to do whatever they want with that data whether the US government likes it or not? That those nations often are friendly with nations that are our deadly enemies?
If someone walks up to me on the street and with no justification whatsoever, punches me in the face, my response of punching the guy right back is lawful and justified.
So I've punched him and he's lying on the ground.
Then 8 of my friends walk over and each one of them punches him, and one of them has a dog that takes a bite as well.
Technically none of us have gone beyond the legally justified act of self-defense I was legally able to engage in when assaulted. Any one of my friends could have legally defended me from my attacker by punching him.
But when almost a dozen people pile on one guy and each individually takes action, that guy on the ground is going to be severely beaten if not dead. It's no different with 9 deputies and a police dog.
There are chemical solvents for many plastics, they're used for things like shaping plastic objects and welding things together all without use of heat. Splash a little on and the plastic goes soft like taffy. You can easily deliver them with a squirt gun, so long as the gun is made of a plastic the solvent has no effect on.
Good luck trying to fly when your rotor strut is flopping around like a rubber band...
That perjury clause is a real problem. If you did check whether you or your company owned the intellectual property you're taking down, and you don't own it but take it down anyway, that's perjury. But it's also perjury to claim you checked when you didn't even if the IP turns out to truly be yours.
Perjury is a federal crime, with a 5 year prison sentence attached. Given how many false takedowns happen and how many are automated, it's astounding that people aren't going to prison over this.
A private citizen perjures himself once and rarely gets acquitted. You can even get convicted of lying to the feds because the FBI wrote down something untrue about what you said to them. But if an organization engages in a criminal conspiracy to commit perjury hundreds of thousands of times...nobody in the government cares.