As artist I feel very strongly about copyright infringement and to looks like Pinterest is getting a lots of press about it.
The violations are so wide spread.
It was estimated
that 99% of what is pinned to Pinterest is done so in violation of
Pinterest's own terms as well as violation of existing copyright
laws. And here's really the bad news, the user agreement seems to make the
user/pinner ( that's you or me) responsible and therefore the one that gets sued for
infringement first if they pin things without permission or infringe
upon the copyrights of others.
So you think "I know I'll just pin my own work and add my name and link", even though Pinterest doesn't really want you to self promote yourself.
But then here the really kicker..... get ready... By pinning our own art on Pinterest we are giving permission
to Pinterest to not only profit from our work/content, but to do with
it as they wish, essentially giving up the rights to our own work.
so what is the answer..... well for a start pin correctly... please read this.
If you pin any of my photos, please pin them correctly. Please do not
click on the photo and then pin it. It will not direct anyone back to
my blog. It will only give the address of the photo on the blogspot
server and will not be able to give credit.
but also some of the photo on my blog are of other artist work....and I always add the links to their blogs... if you want to use their images please go to their blogs to pin and remember to link back to them.
interesting link for you to to read ... please spread the word
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