Monday, February 25, 2013

Pinterest's Ridiculously Ineffective Warnings.

At last, I found a reaction from someone receiving a copyright notice from Pinterest. Heidi Lyn Burke 's Burke can be summarized as "I'm curious whose picture it is, I can't figure it out, moving on!"
If they hadn't told me about it I wouldn't have even noticed . . . still, I wonder what exactly it was.
Another blogger, Duck Duck Cow dwells in irony, featuring a heavy copyright notice protecting her own blog:
Copyright Notice Copyright 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007. Every paragraph, sentence and split modifier on this blog is the sole property of the Cow, as the author, unless other credit is given. Any use or reproduction of this stuff without written consent of the author is strictly prohibited.
The blog features 4 images uploaded from Pinterest that credit the "pin" and link to it, rather than crediting the author directly, and linking to the original content.

That's for irony.

More reading: Copyright, terms of use and Pinterest by by Judy G. Russell

For references, below is a "strike" letter dated Feb 20:
“This is to let you know that we removed one (or more) of your Pins as a result of a copyright complaint. The complaint was not directed against you or your Pin. It was reported by ####### and directed against another user who Pinned or re-Pinned the same content from the following address: #########

While many copyright owners are happy to have their content Pinned on Pinterest, we recognize that some do not want their content to appear on Pinterest. Where, as here, a copyright owner notifies us that they want their content removed under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”), it is our policy to remove the allegedly infringing Pin, as well as all other Pins that contain the same content if the copyright owners so choses.

Again, this complaint was not directed at you, or anything you did. We just thought you’d like to know why we removed your Pin.

Happy Pinning and thanks again for using Pinterest.

The Pinterest Team
Pinterest DMCA #ID 0000000″

2 comments:

arlee said...

MY comments to THEM:
if you haven't noticed what pins are missing, why are you pinning if they're not important or attributed????????????
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Interesting that you post this on YOUR blog expecting people to comply, but not you for others work--photos here without ANY credit
Copyright 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007.
Every paragraph, sentence and split modifier on this blog is the sole property of the Cow, as the author, unless other credit is given. Any use or reproduction of this stuff without written consent of the author is strictly prohibited.
sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander.....
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Whether or not there is a Creative Commons notice on any photo, it is *still* up to the artist to decide exclusively where images go–pinhercrap circumvents this with their jolly steal anything attitude and poor copyright understanding, and useless “warnings”. The specious argument that someone is “promoting” you is thin ice and usually stated by those who don’t give a damn really.

nwctrader said...

I noticed my website was repinned to this Pinterest website too. I filled out their Copyright Infringement Report form and after I filled it out it would automatically delete some of the fields I filled out and would not allow me to Submit the report! These people are con-artists! The same pinner who stole my images also stole from Christies Auctions service and other pinning services such as Picasso that stole them from other uaction sites. So pins are repinned over and over again and they simply pretend to OWN that copyright! Any class action attorneys interested?
Sign me up.