Posted 13 November 2012 - 02:08
If history serves as anything: There was once a time when artwork, paintings, and photos costed a lot of money. Forgery was a big business, and highly illegal during this time, copying artwork, with varying punishments.
Now, you just "google" an image, and if you want it you just save it... Set it as your desktop, or go the extra mile and have it "blown up" to be framed or just go to any art store and get one of many replicas. All the frame work done for you. Completely legal, copied art pieces.
Most people don't go buy art to hang up, unless they really like it. I don't see how this is any different than music, or any other artistic or entertainment medium. Record labels, gaming and movie industries are just greedy and refuse to change their ways as time goes on.
That will of course eventually change.