You know something has been rattling in my brain for awhile now maybe even longer since piracy has been in the social conciousness longer. I have some sort of problem with the arguments about protecting your creativity and authorship because its not how i feel. I am a creative person and i dont know if its any good and i havent made anything commercial or out there in the public eye.
I have a confession i dont care if you pay me for my work bevause the first thing i think about when releasing my baby of a creation is whether people like and enjoy it and get the themes and are changed by it the last thing on my mind is if you paid me for those feelings. But of course i care about money you need it to live you need it to feed yourself and obviously if you want to make the better films or games you need it to really be your full time job. Well theres your dilemma.
So yeah im in two minds about piracy i think its great that people can see your work without any barriers that companies usually have to their work buti do believe artists should be paid for their work but i thought before that should be money but now im not to sure. I watched the Tetris documentry and when it said that the artists game was all over russia as a cultral hit but he didnt have any money just fame i said to myself thats really good i wish i had something i created all around the country.
And i feel the people who argue about protection and various of forms of gating and monetisation are not true artists probably.