Copyright does not exist for the Artist
Copyright does not even exist to help Artists make a living. It is a type of industry regulation to incentivize creation. Article I, Section 8, Clause 8 of the United States Constitution, the purpose of copyright is “To promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts”.
The repeated repeated repeated associating of copyright with the plight of the poor and starving artist is a ploy by large multinational corporations, big content owners and other special interests to further the advances of their OWN fortunes, at the expense of artist’s livelihood and innovation and the progress of knowledge.