My question is why does the fact that the technology makes it so people can copy also make it ok for them to deprive me of what I feel is a fair price for my work.
Theoretical dollars. You assume because they figured out how to get it for free they would've bought it if there wasn't a free alternative available, and that they will never pay for it after getting it for free.
There's about a million articles, and comments, on this site debunking both assumptions and offering solutions. Why do the same questions keep getting asked over and over?
shouldn't they have some window in which they can sell for what they feel is fair in an attempt to recoup the production costs?
Would be great! But, unless you've got some way to recoup time spent it's not a fair trade.
I would love to have all that time back I wasted doing what I did. Well I never will. That's another reason why I keep doing it: I've already put much into getting where I've gotten. Now, I wish I had a different talent and the time back to spend it on something else.
I sweated and bled to create MANY things. Days and days and days. Some stuff is still in production and will be for years to come.
I'll never see a cent from it. I will never be able to compete with people who already have million of fans and supporters. I am introverted on top of being crippled with SAD(Social Anxiety Disorder). I do not and can not talk the talk or the do the work necessary to have an audience.
Sad story short. I will never have an audience, I will never have fans, even WITH a monopoly and royalties I will never have payment for my work. Period.
I've decided I don't really care. I will continue to put sweat and blood into something I never get anything back from, solely because I enjoy doing it.
I am one in millions who have both the same problem and conclusion. Some don't even need to have social problems to reach this conclusion. We have accepted we are not owed anything.
Tell me, what makes you so special? Making whatever you do isn't enough obviously. Why do you feel entitled to payment? In every other job out there nobody is entitled to payment. Yet for some reason, so many artists feel they are entitled to both payment AND control.
But most seem to be happy to take in the butt for the tiny tiny tiny (often illusionary) sliver of copyrestriction control they get. Getting to sue people is more important than if your industry cares about you.
"Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety."