There will be no end to Intellectual Property disputes until the concept of Intellectual Currency arises.
The common wisdom of self-interest leads to cognitive dissonance.
1. Copyrighted documents, pictures, etc. have no existential value - they are all entropy and no enthalpy, with immutable value out of time.
2. Copyrighted documents, pictures, etc. are all enthalpy, no entropy, with immutable duplication rights out of time.
The Web lacks (queue the Fanboi Flame) any democratic principle to resolve this issue "fairly". Certainly, information handling has methods, but, others have put it better ...
John Montagu, Earl of Sandwich: "Egad sir, I do not know whether you will die on the gallows or of the pox." John Wilkes: "That will depend, my Lord, on whether I embrace your principles or your mistress."
"The louder he talked of his honor, the faster we counted our spoons." Ralph Waldo Emerson
My point, simply: Anything you or Google "discover" on the Web is Intellectual Currency, not Intellectual Property. It is the difference between property rights and fishing rights.
Sorry, Andrew, I know how you Brits wish we Americans would just go away. But you've had the Jubilee, and we're having Woodie Guthrie's 100th Birthday Party this Saturday (Bastille Day, for irony fans)
As I went walking I saw a sign there
And on the sign it said "No Trespassing."
But on the other side it didn't say nothing,
That side was made for you and me.