OK you may laugh (or you might cry) but what is the solution?
You can take a chance on anarchy or a dictatorship - either way you could make a profit or starve. The same problem occurs whenever you sign up to use a big company's platform or API. As long as your concerns coincide life is good but as soon as there is a disagreement we all know who wins and who profits.
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