diberry - 5:39 pm on Oct 26, 2012 (gmt 0)
Um, sometimes scrapers include a followable link to your site, which no one needs to follow since they've already read your content at the scraper. Is that cool or legal?
Look, I benefit from Pinterest. But I don't make money directly from my images. And I can see that for those who do, they're definitely losing money from how Pinterest does business, and that's not okay.
Additionally, they are EXTREMELY non-responsive when you write support with an issue - they just don't respond at all. Here's a tip: write their press email (it's on their contact page) and tell them you're about to write a story about their dismal customer support and whatever it is they're doing wrong. That gets a (slow) response.
The sad thing about the US is that many laws are not enforced by government, they are only enforced by people with lawyers. In these cases, the richer people always win because all they have to do is drag the case out until you run out of money - it's an acknowledged tactic among lawyers and it has nothing to do with the merits of a case or the law.
Most Americans assume that if a thing is happening, it must be legal. No, it just means they haven't been brought down by someone bigger yet.