helleborine - 4:37 am on Mar 28, 2012 (gmt 0)
Pinterest has an easy-to-use DMCA interactive complaint form. Unfortunately, when a webmaster is faced with hundreds and hundreds of full-size images being stolen and displayed on Pinterest, filing hundreds and hundreds of DMCA complaints for every single image is extraordinarily tedious.
My carpal tunnel is flaring up in a bad way...
I'm wasting so much time on this, I'm paralyzed; it is taking large chunks of time away from my thinking about new content, getting ideas, and implementing them.
My revenue is largely based on page views, and while some might argue that my images being exposed on Pinterest is a good thing, the hard facts are, it isn't. I'm not getting traffic from Pinterest. Visitors view images on Pinterest and do not follow the links to my site. With the no-follow tag on links, I'm not getting PR juice either.
Pinterest is a losing proposition for me. Right now I can offer the images for free, but if Pinterest eats up the images of the internet like FB has eaten much of the forum activity on the web, I'm going to have to cloak my images and sell them. Pinterest is a veritable vampire for anyone who is seriously in the image business.
The opt-out meta-tag is a joke, I can't change thousands of web pages...
They have to come up with a way to opt out entire websites.
This is INSANE.