Monday, October 14, 2013

Pinterest Is The Most Despicable Website On The Internet

Remember how you used to be able to check for copyright infringement with this URL?
http://pinterest.com/source/mywebsite.com
Not anymore. Now you have to join Pinterest and log into it. If you don't, you get this prompt:


That's right; Pinterest won't even let you check for copyright infringement on your own website without you SIGNING UP and AGREEING TO THEIR TERMS OF SERVICE. Isn't that outrageous? Their gall is just obscene. Once you're logged in, and filing your DMCA take-down notice, these unscrupulous fiends know who you are and have proof that you agreed to their TOS. Talk about covering their filthy keisters against the arm of justice.

All these people out there, thinking they're collecting pretty pictures, they have no idea what a disgusting organization their "hobby" is enriching, at whose expense, and the pain they are inflicting on artists.

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If that's not annoying enough, the DMCA form has been plagued with bugs for months that Pinterest sure is in no hurry to fix, trying to make it as difficult as possible for the victims of their relentless crowdscraping.

We have to deal with:
  • Explanations for "strike" and "remove all" that pop up all over the area where you are trying to click on the radio buttons.
  • These pop up explanations cover up the fact that the radio buttons for the first pin and those for the second pin TOGGLE AGAINST EACH OTHER in a way that sabotages ALL multiple-complaint submissions, and result in a rejection with the message "this field is required" and a blanking out of many the field below that need to be re-entered (country, tick-boxes, signature). They are forcing you to do everything TWICE. For months.
  • These bugs have been there so long that Pinterest MUST be doing this on purpose to harass copyright holders, or it's their absolute lowest priority. They want us to give up.

Every artist's Pinterest nightmare

3 comments:

Mia McPherson said...

I despise Pinterest with every fiber of my being. I am sick of seeing my images posted there without my permission, approval or authorization.

Their DMCA form stinks. They stink.

JafaBrit's Art said...

I did a image search on bing and found many more of my images that google doesn't show sigh!

On some of my images I have filed twice and still they have not been taken down.

arlee said...

Even logged in i can't get any thing from the "source" URL--and they are taking longer and longer to remove anything through their stoopid dmca filings...asshats asshats assholes