Visitors to an art gallery can see many paintings, sculpture or photos but some like to photograph the images with their cell phones. They can print these later when they get home, so are they really stealing the work when they do this? This may be a form of the artists identity.
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I guess it all boils down to the person taking a photo's intentions.
Well, that makes sense. I think if I had some art work in a museum or gallery I would request no photos to be taken.
Yes the museum wants to sell their souvenir gifts...but I was reading an article about artists work being copied and saw an image of a woman snapping a photo of a framed photo in a gallery and was incensed. As an artist I feel this is stealing.
Most who download music illegally aren't looking to sell it but that doesn't negate that it's stolen.
An art gallery displays individual artists and photographers work for sale. If someone snaps a photograph then they didn't pay for it. A museum usually doesn't allow cameras for that reason.