Re: Non issue
"I still make money from photos I shot 8 years ago on one of my early DSLRs I had at the time. I created the work, I put my hard earned knowledge into it so surely I deserve to still be paid for it?"
Yep. And we're talking about 50 years after a TV show has aired, or 70 years after the death of certain individuals for a movie.
Nobody is trying to change the copyright laws here, and frankly if you can't extract the monetary value of your work within 50 years then you must be working on cold fusion.
Now go forth and sell your works with joy. And remuneration!