ken_b - 2:31 pm on Nov 5, 2012 (gmt 0)
I'm not a big company with lawyers on retainer to fight copyright violators, I'm just one guy with a couple cameras. As I said earlier in another thread:
... I looked the other day. There are still a pile of my photos on Pinterest, put there by copyright violators.
That equals thousands of dollars a year in income for me, even if you use the average CTR rates on my site over time.
I also looked at my stats, I get almost no traffic from Pinterest.
When visitors see my pics on my site, some small % of them click the adjacent ads, ON MY SITE and I get paid a few pennys. Those pennys, nickles, dimes etc add up to thousands of $$$$$ per year, I want that money!
See MY COPYRIGHTED PHOTOS on Pinterest ... I get nothing, no chance for even that small % to click an ad I'd get paid for.
I didn't conjure these photos up from thin air either. I've spent tons of time and money traveling the USA to take these photos.
To suggest I and others like me
is insulting, at best.
.... accept that or abandon the Internet...