Suppose you are on a city bus one day and a woman sits down next to you. She is carrying a large bundle of legal documents. She sees you looking at her papers and tells you that she is the manager of a large estate in the country and is on her way to the courthouse. The estate is brand new, just built, with a magnificent mansion on manicured grounds centered in hundreds of square miles of the most beautiful natural vistas to be found anywhere. She is on her way to renew an injunction that forbids anyone from flying over the estate at any altitude.
When you ask why she is doing that, she explains that the developer forbids anyone from seeing the estate before it is sold. Once it was built and all the workers gone, the doors were locked and the gates were barred. A guard was posted around the clock, and the borders are patrolled constantly. No one is allowed to visit or even see in, and the developer even obtained permission to forbid aircraft from flying overhead, to prevent anyone from ever seeing the beauty of the property.
Why would the developer do that, you ask? She explains that the developer is concerned that the best buyers would not want to buy the estate if anyone else had ever seen it. She sighs, and says that she hopes the estate sells quickly. The grounds and the building are slowly decaying and are losing value every day. Even the land itself, which rests on soft limestone and is riddled with caves, is going to slump and crumble, falling into an impassable morass of pitfalls and swamps. Soon the vast estate will be worth no more than unimproved land. The sad thing is, she says, that a sale of this magnitude almost always takes decades.
You are both silent for a long time. Why not send in photographers, you ask, and record the beauty of the land and the grounds? That way any buyer could see how lovely the estate is, and will want to buy it. In addition, others who are not so fortunate as to be able to buy such an estate may be able to appreciate how beautiful the estate was when first made. The woman frowns and shakes her head as the bus rolls up to her stop. That would be violate the contract, and would be both illegal and immoral. She frowns as she stands and gathers her papers. Besides, she mutters, wouldn't that be a bit vulgar?