, you make a good point about work being seen, but it's still work. Professionals should be compensated for their time, effort and investment in education and technology. That's how it works. Doctors don't work for trade. You can't mow their lawn to pay down your surgery bill...
if that were truly the case, Jurassic World would be streaming for free on YouTube rather than raking in $208.5 million opening weekend.
Books would be free to read, and Barnes & Noble would merely be a place to get coffee (are there any book stores still open?!?!).
Steven Spielberg would volunteer his time, education, innovation, and artistic prowess, and Star Wars would be public domain.
Picasso's works would be sold at auction for a couple of dollars rather than millions.
We place VALUE in art. No matter what form it is. I get it: Google photo is for the everyday schmo who takes selfies, and crooked shots of the NYC subway with their phone. Everyone wants to share those photos
I was merely cautioning those budding professionals who might think it's a good idea to hand Google the 'keys to their kingdom'.