Friday, July 12, 2013

Pinterest Police

The Paris Hotel Boutique blog has a pet peeve. The author is annoyed when she receives a negative content or a correction regarding an image that she probably pillaged from another website, photographer, or Google Images. The nerve! Of course, the image illustrating the blog was taken from some other website.

The author's biggest pet peeve is the Pinterest Police. According to this misguided blogger, Pinterest must be actively searching for copyright infringement, and is harassing poor pinners that don't properly credit their sources.
When pinning, please try and find the original source for credit.
Hey, Pinterest doesn't care.
Legally, we're supposed to ask for permission from the photographer.
But clearly no one does - burdening artists and photographers with a never-ending chore of finding their content on Pinterest and writing take-down notices. Please stop pinning without permission especially since you know it's wrong.


Leslie Hawes said...

I added a chapter to her blog post. One by one, we may educate people.

JafaBrit's Art said...

Excellent explanation leslie. I left a comment too but not published.

Michelle said...

Her post wasn't really very clear to me. I couldn't tell what her point was. Was she complaining about Pinterest's copyright violations or complaining she got caught?