Since tax collection is the government's job, why shouldn't they do it? I'm tired of the government outsourcing their work to private industry that then starts lobbying the government to maintain those lucrative contracts.
I want to go back in time to 1971 and tell Led Zeppelin if they record that song, they'll have to go to court 45 years later because someone will claim it's infringing - just to see the look on their faces.
Even if you try and avoid the agents that spawn these things, anything that becomes popular that's outside their control eventually gets bought and by these agents and falls under their control, because they have more money than anyone else.
Then you're stuck with the things you love in the hands of those working against your interests. All you can hope for is that nobody else likes the things you like.
Once they can get Google to only show "legit" websites, they can get down to the business of determining who is legit. I can see a future where you have to have a license to own a website and adhere to ever increasing list of government rules.
"Such a legal action would incur incredible costs for BOTH parties, and when found to be infringing would lead to financial penalties for the poster that would likely cripple them financially for the rest of their lives."
And that's an even bigger problem that needs to be fixed, but it is not fixed by the DMCA.
If the government is going to institute copyright, it's the government's responsibility to also institute a database that accurately tells what is actually covered under copyright and for exactly how long. Without that, the whole system doesn't work.