Art One of the joys I miss about University is the annual poster sale early in the first term. The sunflower poster I still have on my wall is from one those, as is Grand Central Station. But it never occured to me that the posters on sale were copywrited images and the originators were getting credit. Although it's obviously not on the same scale as file swapping, the pirating of these images is increasingly becoming a concern especially since very high quality images are available online. New Scientist looks at the issue from the point of view of The National Gallery, who recently digitised a large section of their collection in hi-definition for study online. If anyone does decide to try and make money by reproducing and selling on the images there isn't actually anything they could do about it, as digital watermarking the things would violate what the project was about in first place. Shame.

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