Originally Posted by Alrik Fassbauer
This sounds to me like :
"We did a kind of free advertisement for you, why aren't you greateful ???"
No. He is just independent. Nothing more, nothing less.
He is as independent as a farmer growing his own vegetables is - in my example - independent from grocery stores for buying food.
They might sell an amount/a part of his homegrown vegetables, but he still grows the far greater part for his on food - in this sense he is still independent, although a fan of his sold vegetablesmight say : "The grocery store mde you much ore known - why aren't you grateful for that ?" He just doesn't want to. He grows his own food and he is just content with that.
My biggest fear - as an author - would be giving out a license for film-making, game-making etc. . Simple because nowdays this means : "we pay you money for the liense AND WE CAN DO ANYTHING WE WANT WITH THAT MUAHAHAHA !!!"
That's how Hollywood and the Games industry too often work like. Sad.