Why not use some kind of welfare for artists related to credits they accumulate in "art" during the year, like in France? No need to copyright everything, just make sure they can live from their art and not be stressed about the next rent.
Well, hélas, lots of people like him. The world is going to the right, thanks to the extreme right the US is having and the global economy.
Quebec, which was known for a left wing province, is getting it's own provincial conservative party... wow. The new party CAC is fighting to the right, the CP of Quebec too. Next elections will be quite a shock for Quebec.