brotherhood_of_LAN - 4:34 am on Oct 26, 2012 (gmt 0)
Leo, it's quite clear you like to push the whole copyright & fair use agenda, but does it have to be on every thread involving a major website? :o)
So it is great to see a thief prosper..?
It would be unfair to call them thieves if they haven't been convicted for such an act. Innocent until proven guilty IMO.
The rise of the biggest image scraper of the last 5 years being lauded by a senior member and a mod in a non warez webmaster forum really is an eye opener as to how much ethics and honesty has been pushed out of some peoples minds by admiration for money..
To be fair, I think my post count is irrespective of my opinion, and my own opinions are just that, not representative of the forum or its owners. It certainly doesn't give me any moral high ground.
Don't see anyone here praising warez sites
Perhaps not but there seems to be huge demand for them. Let's be frank, 'syndication' or by any other description, is widespread. From content, concepts or multimedia, there are sites that take, repackage, and deliver. From the pragmatic standpoint I don't see them all getting closed down tomorrow.
Pinterest is just doing what everyone else is doing. I'm not saying it's OK, but I would not villainize them for it either.
It's not up to individual sites (or ISPs) to be the internet police, that's what government is for, to make laws to decide what's OK and what's not.
p.s. there's a notice at the foot of this site that indicates the comments are owned by the poster, so perhaps you could sticky for permission before quoting a post of mine ;o)