It seems, with the explosion of the Internet, and cheap, high quality digital cameras, the whole idea of the inherent value of an image has been diluted considerably over the last several years.
I don’t have a lot of problems with this, but I think it’s worth posting the United States copyright infringement statute contained in Article 17 of the United States Code.
It’s a lot to read, but subsection 504 is probably the most compelling segment of this document, where it discusses remedies, damages and penalties for copyright infringement.
If you have a lot of free time or are particularly interested in (or affected by) this statute, give it a read:
You realize, of course, that all images posted on this site are copyrighted…