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Hi-res art scans from famous Taiwan museum leak online… and turn up for sale on Chinese online shopping platform – CNN

Hi-res art scans from famous Taiwan museum leak online… and turn up for sale on Chinese online shopping platform – CNN

Hong Kong CNN  —  A Taiwanese museum that houses some of the world’s most precious Chinese artworks has confirmed that up to 100,000 high-resolution images of paintings and calligraphy leaked online – some of them turning up for sale on a Chinese shopping platform for less than $1. The National Palace Museum in Taipei said Tuesday it had reached out to Taobao, a shopping website popular in mainland China, to prevent the images from spreading. “We are looking into it and have hired lawyers to raise to Taobao about the intellectual properties and damages involved,” said deputy museum director Huang Yung-tai. High-resolution… 

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