isn’t it difficult to let something go, once we have created it? Parents should feel that with their children, who might end up being very different people, but the same goes with other creations. Once it’s out there, others may interpret it in ways we couldn’t imagine initially. Apparently, it happens also with technology. Text messages were a byproduct and they ended up becoming a main communication tool …
All this to say, yes, I understand it is difficult, especially when you have struggled and worked consistently in one direction, to let this creation go and remain empty-handed. It makes us vulnerable, somehow. But we are not empty-handed!
Is this something people who have been plagiarised think?
Hmm, ok, it might be worth defending a creation, but the creative power is still with the person who has created.
And all she or he have become in the process.
Something to keep in mind when we become too possessive with our work