Handels-Messerschmitt wrote:Because the circumstances in which people are hired are not equal. You agree to it in a legal sense but if you don't agree to employment anywhere you will be without income and unable to pay for a home, clothes, healthcare and food. You are under far more pressure to be hired by anyone than anyone is under to hire you, specifically. Companies know this very well and make the most of it.
This doesn't make a whole lot of sense. It is still a choice. People don't have to work for those companies if they wish to have a piece of the pie for the ideas they create. There are other options out there. They can start their own businesses, they can do freelance work ... there are other options out there believe it or not. Some people complain, some just make it happen.
While I worked for other companies as a programmer and web-developer, creating/writing code, applications, modules, documents, graphics, etc ... I never once thought that I was owed any royalties for anything that I created. I was working for that company and I was collecting a paycheck for the work that I did for them. What I did was no different for the company I worked for than the artists who worked for Disney. We did what we were asked, we produced a product/concept/solution/idea for the company so that the company could make money, stay in business, and keep us employed.
Companies are in business to make money. That's not evil. That's not wrong. It's just how it works in a capitalist society. Companies such as Disney and Hasbro are NOT non-profit organizations. They are for profit and that is how they survive. We want companies like Hasbro to make money so that they do well, prosper, thrive, and survive. Why? So they can continue to employ and afford the talented people who work for them and so that they can continue making products which we have enjoyed over the years and hopefully for years to come.