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.
We all hate them, but captcha's are a useful tool in keeping spam bots out of all sorts of opt-in lists. Now Google has offered us all a free captcha that, in most cases, doesn't ask the user anything [ ... ]