Am I reading this correctly? The Chicago Tribune is slowly digitizing all of their original photographs (all well and good) and then selling off all the prints, via http://tribunephotos.com?
Chicago Tribune Begins Digitizing and Selling Archive Photographs. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) June 2, 2010 — The Chicago Tribune, one of the nation’s leading daily newspapers, has begun digitally archiving their extensive photo library, which includes historic photos and negatives dating back to the nineteenth century, and making the original vintage archive photos available to collectors once re-archived in digital form.
I feel two very different ways about this. On one hand, once you’ve scanned and stored and cataloged the digital image, and backed it up to high heaven, you’ve got it, right? On the other hand… really? Just sell all the originals off? I don’t know.