- NC stops anyone who uses the work from making money off of it.
- The internet service providers, software and hardware companies, internet hosts and print shops that are involved in the creation of the work still make money off of it.
- The warm glow of anti-capitalist virtue people get from NC is therefore self-defeating. They are giving money to commercial interests without taking anything back from them. Which is better, subsidising commerce a little or getting it to open some of its content in return for using yours?