Every job has its ups and downs, only Simon can judge whether his chance to make a living by being creative is too marred by the aggravation of copyright infringement for him to continue down that particular line. How the world should be or how we would wish it to be is often not how it is. Either persevere by campaigning for the change you want to see or accept it for what is and make pragmatic decision based on that. Sadly it appears that on the issue of copyright, popular opinion and awareness is heading a different direction to the one some posters here would like to see. I sit on the fence on the IP issue, I can see the arguments for both sides.
You only have to look at legal rangles between Apple and Samsung to see the pitfalls. Between these giants it is not about what is just it is about who has the most powerful lawyers. The idea that a single commercial entity could attempt patent something like touch screen technology, so they can be sole benefactor is a step back as far as I am concerned.