Sunday, August 26, 2012

Copyright Infringement Is A Contagious Disease

There is now a blog (pinterestrends.blogspot.com) that is apparently devoted to scraping content from Pinterest, the popular crowdsourced content scraper, with the infuriating disclaimer below:
All the items posted on this blog were found on Pinterest, and the copyright of each remains with its originator. If you are the owner of an image and you want remove it, please contact bicyclenthusiast [at] gmail.com
Further investigations reveal that the blog uploads the images from Pinterest to the blogspot servers, and doesn't link to either the Pinterest page or the original source. Further, the text is unashamedly infringing on other websites; this "blog" is part scaper, and scraper of scraper.

1 comment:

ohnostudio said...

These notices are hilarious, especially when you consider the IQ of a large number of the Pinhags.

Anyway, here's a new one for you

http://mashable.com/2012/08/28/loveit/