Wikipedia painting row escalates
The battle over Wikipedia's use of images from a British art gallery's website has intensified.
The online encyclopaedia has accused the National Portrait Gallery (NPG) of betraying its public service mission.
But the gallery has said it needs to recoup the £1m cost of its digitisation programme and claims Wikipedia has misrepresented its position.
Paintings and copyright, some of the worlds famous painters would have been astounded that there works of art could be seen all around the world and be accessed iun a matter of seconds. Works of art should be open to public access but of course establishment need to make money to pay for the upkeep of these works of art.
Wikipedia is a free service and this of causes a problem perhaps they could ask for donations to the gallery from the encylopidia users?