Friday, August 3, 2012

Another Step On A Copyright Landmine

Diane James, author of "The Buzz," a home craft blog with a botanical twist, recently ran afoul of Getty Images.
Needless to say, while we were able to negotiate the fine down to $700 from $875, we’re still floored. [...] we’ve been very careful to attribute and link every image we use to its original source. Please know that this is not enough to protect you from copyright infringement[...]. What if this image were taken from Pinterest? Hmm…
The irony, of course, is that this page where Pinterest aggregates photographs from Getty Images is allowed to exist, unmolested by the famous stock photography licensing company.

Still, I love how Pinterest tries to point search engines into thinking that the website is located on Pinterest's aggregation page, in a header3 tag, no less.

Pinterest and Getty Images do deserve each other, but sadly, this is at the expense of hard working photographers.

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