it's exactly the same situation where the blind get no relief from what they have to pay for a license for a TV that they cannot watch.
Actually the do get relief.
They get to pay half price (and since it covers the household there may be people who can watch covered by the license). Also if no one in the household can see then they may as well get a b/w tv and then the license is MUCH cheaper.
So actually these big companies are a lot worse than public organisations like the BBC.
The point is that we don't really know what intelligence is. We set up a problem - only to discover that the problem is susceptible to a brute force approach.
Actually Chess is solvable in principle simply with the rules of the game, a simple tree search algorithm and a sufficiently powerful computer. In the end that was the approach that prevailed. Attempts to play chess the way humans play the game proved to be futile.
Unfortunately good chess playing programs are poor opponents from the entertainment point of view - but the internet solved that problem by making human opponents more available!
There isn't anything that humans can do that machines are naturally incapable of doing, just things that we haven't yet figured out how to make machines do.
Note the "we" in that sentence.
My observation is that everything that we thought required "intelligence", e.g. chess, has turned out in practice to be susceptible to a brute force approach of one kind or another. We are still absolutely no nearer having a machine that is really intelligent - as defined by your own criterion "being able to figure out how to do things it can't yet do."
The thing is Ninja that the public is one of the stakeholders, and they are represented at the table by the politicians they elected or the people those politicians appoint to do the job.
So, according to you, rightsholders and the people that run their organisations like MAFIAA etc don't have a vote. LAst time I looked they still did so I conclude that they are also represented by the politicians and so shouldn't get another voice around the table.
My composer friend makes money ...It's amazing.
Copyright is working great for my brother.... His last book did quite well.
My cameraman buddy ... produce products that are highly valuable and highly sought after.
Seems your family and friends are far more talented and successful than you are!