Pinterest & Copyright
Okay, so when I said in my last post “call me”, I didn’t really expect that Pinterest would actually call me. But it did. Or, rather, it’s founder, Ben Silbermann did. Now, to be fair, I did reach out to Pinterest first by sending an email saying “hey it’s little old me with a blog post that kind of went out of control and I’d love to give you a chance to respond.” Well, respond they did with an email from Ben Silbermann himself within just a few hours. My Date with Ben Silbermann -- Following Up and Drying My Tears - Atlanta Senior Portrait Photographer talks with Pinterest - DDKPortraits DDK Portraits
Is the Pinterest Problem Really a Problem? Just as guest blogger Beth Hayden and I were going to press with the Pinterest post on Monday, the s**t hit the fan. This blogger and that blogger have been raising legitimate concerns about Pinterest’s Terms of Service and copyright infringement. There is enough worry out there that I felt it necessary to follow up.
Making sure you receive proper attribution when your photos on Flickr are shared elsewhere on the web is very important to us. Given the sheer volume of fantastic photography that you upload to Flickr on a daily basis, it’s no surprise that photos on Flickr are amongst the most popular content pinned to Pinterest. Today, we are very happy to announce that we’ve worked closely with Pinterest to make it even easier for you to share to Pinterest in a way that will ensure that your Flickr photos are properly attributed, regardless where they are pinned from. Pin It in the Flickr share menu Attributed sharing from Flickr to Pinterest
Despite Policy Changes, Pinterest Still Doesn't Comply With DMCA Despite changes over the weekend to its usage policies, Pinterest may still not be in compliance with the Digital Millenium Copyright Act, according to copyright attorney and blogger Connie Mableson. Pinterest said Amazon will be handling DMCA notices since Pinterest is hosted by the giant retailer. But Pinterest has still not updated its designated agent with the copyright office, as required under the DMCA, Mableson said, and that could cause problems if it tries to claim protections under the law.
How Pinterest Uses Your Content Without Violating Copyright Laws Pinterest, the increasingly popular pinboarding social network, is able to present a visually arresting interface in large part by using copyrighted images pinned by users. "It's a huge concern for creative bloggers," said Amy Anderson, who blogs on the arts and crafts site Crafter Minds. "I don't think Pinterest does anything to help protect copyright besides removing content when people ask."
Why deleting your Pinterest boards over copyright concerns is an overreaction – Lex Technologiae Kirsten Kowalski of DDK Portraits wrote a blog post about why she “tearfully” took down her Pinterest boards. The reason she gave was her concern over copyright infringement and the liability she felt she had opened up. Her blog post went viral, including an article on the ABA Journal about it, in part (I believe) because she is a lawyer.
What You Should Know About Pinterest and Copyright
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A woman named Kirsten decided to look into the legality of Pinterest. After all, she's a lawyer with a passion for photography. What she found scared her so much, she shut down her Pinterest boards entirely. Kirsten's investigation began after she saw photographers complaining about copyright violations on Facebook. She wondered why Facebook could get in trouble for copyright violation and Pinterest couldn't.
Pinterest and Copyright: What I'm Doing