"Effective December 13, Adobe disabled the activation server for CS2 products and Acrobat 7 because of a technical glitch. These products were released over 7 years ago and do not run on many modern operating systems. But to ensure that any customers activating those old versions can continue to use their software, we issued a serial number directly to those customers. While this might be interpreted as Adobe giving away software for free, we did it to help our customers."
It's rather fascinating and somewhat indicative of a completely dysfunctional company. It reads almost like the head of support wrote an apologetic explanation that tried to downplay the issue a bit to the rest of the execs who then didn't quite understand the issue itself or the gravity of it. The solution, obviously, was to then just forward it directly to PR who then faithfully published it letter for letter. Wow.
"We're sorry, due to a pricing error, we are unable to honor the price you were quoted on xx/xx/xx for xxxx priced at $xx.xx. Your payment has been refunded and the transaction has been reversed. Again, we apologize for the issue and any inconvenience it may have caused.
Some Random Amazon Marketplace Seller"
But then nobody really cared about iTV, the company folded and I think the remaining shell company got into the trucking business (no joke).
Here's how it works:
1) You get some job
2) You "beast" it. That is... you do what you're asked very well and you take the initiative to use the extra skills you have to wow everyone by changing everything
3) You ensure that it is known that you are responsible for your work
4a) They offer you a payrise or more responsibility and pay
4b) They don't, you stick it on your resume and you get a better job somewhere else with a beamingly positive reference
Do the right thing, make sure there are no problems of attribution and it will pay off in the end. Do not crap up your reputation by trying to strongarm more money out of them upfront. Keep a good attitude and it will pay off in the end. If I had tried to extract extra pay for going above and beyond every time I did so in my career, I can all but guarantee I would not have done as well as I have.
Do interesting stuff, be unbelievably useful. The money will follow, it always does.