Copyrights aren't only granted to profitable works. Copyrights are granted to poets and other artists who cannot possibly make a living on their works. I consider myself a "successful" poet. My work is regularly published. I've even "broke into" the textbook business, with repeat business from McGraw-Hill for textbook articles, poems, poster series, and so on.
Net total (I say "net" since it's impossible to calculate my "costs" and thus profit) probably less than US$3500. That includes "prizes".
My copyrights on those works allow me to be selective in how it is presented.
And you want me to PAY for my copyrights?