"Like anyone else, get a job that pays enough money to cover these expenses.
Most people do work they don't like purely because the income from that work is what they need to live on."
What?!? Have somehow missed the entire point of this? If an artist or other producer of content isn't good enough to earn a living from it then they also won't need to worry about their stuff being copied since it'll be rubbish! If their content is good enough for others to want to use / copy / reproduce it then it must be good, and therefore by extension good enough for them to make a living from. So why shouldn't they be able to make a living from it?