"Once upon a time your computer was yours. No longer. It is owned by the software makers that graciously grant you a temporary license to use it.
No news there then."
That's a really interesting point.
Licensed software is all pervasive now. It wasn't always the case.
Going back 40 years (it's relevant!), you'd buy a computer, perhaps an operating system, then write your own apps. That's how it was 1950s-1970s. Initially, you bought from your computer manufacturer, then you could buy from third parties.
Buying licensed software has become so entrenched since then - even more so since your iPhone or Galaxy, where you are compelled to use licensed software - that the alternative isn't obvious anymore!
Modern software development is both insanely complex (layer upon layer of abstraction and virtualisation) yet apparently easier (modern IDEs are relatively good) that it isn't practical anymore to write your own software (impractical=it would take you a long time to do it, not that you couldn't do it).