Saturday, June 22, 2013

Banned From Pinterest

Blogger Mark Ewbie reports, in Hubpages, having been banned from Pinterest!

Could it be the copyright police finally doing its job?

Is Pinterest's strike system not a sham?

It is still a complete and utter sham, because Marke Ewbie was banned for self-promotion, aka, posting his own copyrighted content instead of other people's.
What I fail to do is observe the unwritten rule about sharing lots of other people’s stuff, and only a little of mine. I say “Unwritten”. Fact is that it is written all over the place.
Thus, instead respecting copyrights, Pinterest is actively coercing people into riding the copyright-infringement bandwagon that they have created. This is in stark contrast with their stated corporate copyright policy:
Pinterest (“Pinterest”) respects the intellectual property rights of others and expects its users to do the same. It is Pinterest’s policy, in appropriate circumstances and at its discretion, to disable and/or terminate the accounts of users who repeatedly infringe or are repeatedly charged with infringing the copyrights or other intellectual property rights of others.
The above, as we all know here, is the worst kind of empty posturing.

2 comments:

Mia McPherson said...

I hate Pinterest, I am tired of having my images stolen and placed on people's boards there without my permission. Pinterest encourages copyright infringement and should be shut down permanently!

ohnostudio said...

Funny that trey ratcliff gets away with it. Except for where's it's marked "from others" it's all his stuff.

http://pinterest.com/treyratcliff/