helleborine - 2:59 am on Oct 29, 2012 (gmt 0)
I've long realized that images are more profitable than the actual objects.
I sell very few of the lavish, opulent things I create. They're expensive, and they don't fit with everyone's decor. When I sell, it's usually at loss.
However, displaying pictures of these things is cash in the bank. *whistles*
That's what pinners are stealing with their virtual collections. They are taking away my right to display/distribute my images myself for profit, and giving this right to Pinterest.
The product IS image display. Yep. Displaying images on the web is a product. It is a thing. A thing that's better than real things.
A thing that people shouldn't be able to steal without consequence.