This came up, when I googled some of the issues raised during last class meeting. Quote:
“While I share the op’s opinion that “it’s been done”, I think the real missed opportunity is no one has figured out to monetize the ruins. Disinterested landlords, incompetent , and/or downright hostile ones like DIBC are missing a golden opportunity to make some money here. Imagine if they only authorized entry after a fee was paid or got some back end on the book/print sales? Of course that would open them up to things like ACTUALLY securing the building to keep out free loaders. Probably have to maintain it a bit to keep it safe to protect against lawsuits. Eh.. .strike all that. For anyone to monetize the ruins, the property owners would actually have to be responsible property owners first.” Here is a really good analysis of the whole phenomena.