I sort of chuckle over the recent spate of posts about the Smartmoney and AOL article about telling people to scan photos to save money.
It reminded me of a conversation I had with a fellow photographer a few months ago. We were sitting listening to some music at his place while he went into a tirade about how upset he was with people copying his photos on their home scanners. This discussion, mostly on his part, was accompanied by wild gesticulation and he was obviously quite upset about it.
The conversation then turned to another subject, and I mentioned that I really liked the music that was playing and asked what it was. He immediately exclaimed that it was "a Beatles classic that he had bought at Best Buy" and offered to make me a copy of the CD. He then showed me one of the copies he had made and proudly told me how he had even made a good copy of the label using his scanner and ink jet printer that would print right on the CD.
As I said, "the other shoe" ...