Rock, Paper, Shotgun - Why Games Should Enter The Public Domain.
The idea that creativity is only feasible if there’s a financial reward
is abundantly demonstrably false. For someone to make their living from
creative pursuits relies on some sort of financial return, yes. Creativity
is not dependent on its being one’s living. That’s enormously crucial to
remember. But even when talking about those seeking to make their living,
the notion that a finite stretch of time in which exclusive profits can be
made doesn’t prevent anyone from becoming a multi-millionaire from their
work. An eventual transition to the public domain would in no sense take
away the financial incentive to create.