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« on: May 22, 2014, 10:33 »
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I've found many images with logos of micro sites... I don't use Pinterest (and never did), have no idea what it is and how it works, but I don't think it's legal usage?

http://www.pinterest.com/pin/90001692527603228/     antique oil lamp from Depositphotos (large web size!)
http://www.pinterest.com/pin/196610339955214421/   yellow phone booth from Dreamstime
http://www.pinterest.com/pin/29906784998058747/

and more like that...

 ???

This way anyone can use anything anywhere...
« Last Edit: May 22, 2014, 10:40 by Ariene »


« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2014, 10:40 »
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It's been "pinned" from the site, and links back there, so agencies are fine lately with that promotion.

Also, Pinterest has removed the old "embed" button, so they're no longer encouraging people to swipe images from Pinterest for their own blogs.

« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2014, 11:49 »
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I don't like it, but when the agency (like Dreamstime) puts the Pin button on their site, we don't have any way to use DMCA takedown to get the image removed. I've found one or two images on Pinterest in the past that were pinned from a blog post (which I assume was a licensed use) and Pinterest responded promptly to the DMCA notice.

If I thought that pinning images led to sales of licenses, I'd be fine with pinning watermarked images, but I don't think that's likely (given what I  understand the demographics and typical uses of Pinterest are). Perhaps because there's a buzz around social media for business or perhaps because they know more than I do, several of the agencies have their own boards on Pinterest:

http://www.pinterest.com/shutterstock/

http://www.pinterest.com/dollarphotoclub/

http://www.pinterest.com/dreamstime/

http://www.pinterest.com/123rf/

http://www.pinterest.com/fotolia/

http://www.pinterest.com/depositphotos/

http://www.pinterest.com/canstockphoto/

http://www.pinterest.com/veerideas/

http://www.pinterest.com/alamy/

http://www.pinterest.com/photodune/
« Last Edit: May 22, 2014, 14:17 by Jo Ann Snover »

« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2014, 12:41 »
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And here is fresh answer from DP:
"It is a copyright violation. To post our images with our watermarks on is prohibited by our license agreement. Feel free to contact the person who posted your file on Pinterest. We will do our best to remove it from public access."

« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2014, 13:50 »
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And here is fresh answer from DP:
"It is a copyright violation. To post our images with our watermarks on is prohibited by our license agreement. Feel free to contact the person who posted your file on Pinterest. We will do our best to remove it from public access."

I think it's a copyright violation too, but when agencies are saying it's ok, it's gonna be pretty hard to fight it.

edit: I just clicked on the image in the first url of the original post, and it takes me to the general dp landing page, not a page for the actual photo. I clicked on the second one, and it actually takes me to the image on dt. So that's good. The third url image doesnt even have a watermark, that I could see. When I click on it, it links to sciencedaily.com, who likely paid for it because they have given credit to the contributor on Fotolia. But the pin means the contributor is getting ripped off.  >:(
« Last Edit: May 22, 2014, 13:55 by cathyslife stockphotos.com »

« Reply #5 on: May 22, 2014, 14:04 »
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And here is fresh answer from DP:
"It is a copyright violation. To post our images with our watermarks on is prohibited by our license agreement. Feel free to contact the person who posted your file on Pinterest. We will do our best to remove it from public access."


If that's so, why do they have their own board with pins from their own site (watermarked)?

http://www.pinterest.com/depositphotos/

EmberMike

« Reply #6 on: May 22, 2014, 14:18 »
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There are plenty of truly bad things to worry about in the stock business these days. Watermarked images on Pinterest is not one of them.

If you actually are concerned with this for some reason and feel inclined to spend any time doing anything about it, I might suggest setting up your own account and pinning your images from whatever agency pays you the best. So at least if your stuff does turn up in a search and someone clicks through to buy the image, you get decently compensated for it.

« Reply #7 on: May 22, 2014, 14:25 »
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And here is fresh answer from DP:
"It is a copyright violation. To post our images with our watermarks on is prohibited by our license agreement. Feel free to contact the person who posted your file on Pinterest. We will do our best to remove it from public access."

That doesn't make sense, since there is no "license agreement" between DP and whoever "pinned" the stuff.

« Reply #8 on: May 22, 2014, 14:28 »
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The "membership agreement" covers usage of the site and contents, even by non-members: http://depositphotos.com/member-agreement.html

cuppacoffee

« Reply #9 on: May 22, 2014, 14:46 »
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Currently if you pin one of your own DT images on pinterest your referral code goes along with it. I haven't tried it but some have and say it works. This is an old article and I'm sure that some things have changed but it is interesting -

http://techcrunch.com/2012/10/13/pinterests-attribution-program-grows-dreamstime-joins-to-help-end-battle-over-watermarked-copyrighted-images/
« Last Edit: May 22, 2014, 14:49 by cuppacoffee »

« Reply #10 on: May 22, 2014, 15:29 »
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There are plenty of truly bad things to worry about in the stock business these days. Watermarked images on Pinterest is not one of them.

If you actually are concerned with this for some reason and feel inclined to spend any time doing anything about it, I might suggest setting up your own account and pinning your images from whatever agency pays you the best. So at least if your stuff does turn up in a search and someone clicks through to buy the image, you get decently compensated for it.

And what about the non-watermarked images that get pinned over and over and over? Like the third image in the original post?

« Reply #11 on: May 22, 2014, 16:59 »
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Consider it advertising.  Clicking on the link goes to the microstock site.

« Reply #12 on: May 22, 2014, 18:29 »
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Consider it advertising.  Clicking on the link goes to the microstock site.

Not sure if you are talking to me, but the third image in the original post doesnt take me to any microstock site. There's a fairly large, unwatermarked image by a contributor at Fotolia, just ready and waiting to be pinned over and over and over again...for free. Advertising?

Which link are you clicking on to take you to a microstock site?


 

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