Leosghost - 2:47 am on Nov 5, 2012 (gmt 0)
I am no lawyer and we were actually discussing Pinterest and social media sharing rather than overall IP theft.
What you call sharing..and what pinterest does..and the sites that use it's model ..artists and photogrpahers and image makers and many countries legal systems actually call IP theft and IP abuse..
It is not because they have yet to be taken to court in the USA that they are not breaking USA law..they are indeed in breach of USA copyright and IP law..and the laws of many other countries..as was mentioned in another thread in the pinterest area of WebmasterWorld..they are relying on the "too big to police and apply the law to" method of abuse..
And the "our VCs have connections" and "copyright lawyers don't work for free, pinterest has them on retainer and creators don't", so pinterest would try to drag out the cases that eventually get to court for years , in order to bankrupt- those who try to defend their IP against the crowd sourced theft and abuse that is the pinterest model
Also, don't expect anyone to change anything here.
Good..many are watching to see if the new owners promises would be honored over time..we hope so..
it would be terrible to have the best, one of the oldest ( if not the oldest ) and most respected webmaster resource and forum on the internet with new management staff promoting and or condoning IP theft and IP abuse..