Still from the 1941 film: Topper Returns
Read about the much disputed piracy legislation at this link. If you haven't already.
Real intellectual property should be protected, of course. But not at the expense of film, book and art bloggers. In general, we're a harmless bunch. If I'm using photos (and a link) to generate interest in your film or artwork or book - isn't that a bonus for you?
(All very self-serving, I know.)
But, I'm curious - if someone just scans an old master painting, say, how does that make it their intellectual property? Why should the person who merely scans the artwork or photo or whatnot get a credit line?
This sort of thing reminds me of the old nursery rhyme:
'There was an old lady who swallowed a fly...'