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« on: October 05, 2011, 04:20 »
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Have you ever heard of http://pinterest.com ?
I'm no copyright expert but I find very strange that there is possibility to embed the "pinned" image to your blog. Then there is a 4pt small text under embedded (imho in fact stolen) image with source: www. xxxxx.xxx.
Pinterest writes something about respecting intellectual property and that I can send them DMCA if I find.... blah blah...  but I don't like it at all - in fact anybody can add to his blog my image that had found anywhere in web and that had been paid by anyone else with false feeling that it is legal. Or is it really legal?


« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2011, 04:35 »
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I imagine they'll have a big lawsuit on them eventually.  You can't just take other people's work and put it on your site.

"You acknowledge and agree that ... neither the Member Content nor your posting, uploading, publication, submission or transmittal of the Member Content or Cold Brew Labs use of the Member Content (or any portion thereof) on, through or by means of the Site, Application and the Services will infringe, misappropriate or violate a third partys patent, copyright, trademark, trade secret, moral rights or other proprietary or intellectual property rights, or rights of publicity or privacy, or result in the violation of any applicable law or regulation."

Since the whole point is putting other people's content on there, they can't really deny they are encouraging it.

http://www.quora.com/Are-users-of-social-cataloging-sites-like-Pinterest-violating-copyright
http://createhype.com/how-to-use-pinterest-to-boost-traffic/

The entire thing is based on taking other people's "pretty images".

"I think its a reasonably-common meme that if youre linking to another blog, you can use an image without permission (again, if you check first for a statement on the blog that prohibits this expressly). I see large blogs with huge audiences doing this every single day, and since the people who are being linked generally see a spike in traffic as a result, the image use is almost never questioned."
from: http://www.craftypod.com/2011/09/29/pinterest-inspiration-copying-and-the-whole-ethics-thing/
"can we agree as a community that we are not going to post images that we found on Pinterest on our blogs and give the image credit to Pinterest??? This drives me absolutely bananas. If you want to post an image you found up on your blog, I really believe you must do your duty and click through until you can determine where it came from and then credit the photo properly (assuming the person who posted it is ok with that!) "

http://pinterest.com/source/istockphoto.com/
http://pinterest.com/source/shutterstock.com/
http://pinterest.com/source/blog.shutterstock.com/
http://pinterest.com/source/dreamstime.com/

Pinterest is storing local copies of copyrighted IS content and redistributing it:
http://d30opm7hsgivgh.cloudfront.net/upload/256450194_Ih5r3kJV_b.jpg
« Last Edit: October 05, 2011, 05:06 by sjlocke »

« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2011, 06:29 »
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Thank you Sean.
All this is little bit scary to me. It seems that the only thing we can do at the moment is sending DMCAs

ann

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« Reply #3 on: June 30, 2012, 22:21 »
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A:  No

« Reply #4 on: July 01, 2012, 05:28 »
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Wow, I missed this thread the first time around, a year ago. So no pinterest is not legal, but here they are a year later and still in business, raking in the dough at the expense of photographers.  >:(

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