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Sgt_Kickaxe - 5:11 am on Oct 26, 2012 (gmt 0)
The rise of the biggest image scraper of the last 5 years
I suppose I'm the senior member you referred to so I just wanted to add that I would 100% share that feeling however Pinterest does work hard to ensure that proper accreditation with link is included in every image and if that's not there they will act on a complaint, if you make one. The attribution and link actually drive traffic as well so there is a benefit.
More importantly Pinterest displays attribution links to your site that lead directly to your site(or your profile which does on repins), unlike Google which uses a popup on their site, so technically Pinterest would be the second biggest scraper behind Google, if we're being fair. My images appear more often on Google, I know this because they load my site in a frame behind the image that often never gets a click, however Pinterest sends me a lot more image traffic(that converts). I'll take it.
Now if only my favorite source of unique images would give me a bulk deal...
[edited by: Sgt_Kickaxe at 5:16 am (utc) on Oct 26, 2012]