Why taking pictures is forbidden...

"In many caves taking pictures is forbidden. The explanation, that other cave visitors are annoyed by the flashlight is easy to understand. Another good reason is, that taking pictures takes time and tends to break up the group. And the flashlight disturbs bats, so in some countries it is forbidden by law, to take pictures of bats.
But the true reason, why taking pictures is forbidden, is typically copyright infringement. The cave owner wants to make some bucks by selling the right to publish images of his cave. Of course, it is his right! But the only way to do this is to prohibit photography, then all legal images are made by him and are protected by copyright laws. This is lawyer logic, but this is the way it works! (...)"
Full article: Showcaves.com

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