---- Pinterest Images: Fair Use or Copyright Infringement?
Leosghost - 4:35 pm on Apr 5, 2013 (gmt 0)
I'm talking about actual creation of images,( what artists, illustrators, fine art, documentary or travel photographers do ) not photographing client's products..
pinterest users do not simply download images to their browsers..they repost them elsewhere, as if the images were theirs..
pinterest is no different to a cyber locker such as rapidshare, filepost, fileserve etc..it exists solely because it has 99% stolen content..and our world has not changed to a "generation of file sharing"..but it has become generation of those who call IP theft "sharing"..
I have been making images for a large part of my living since before most here were born..I'm not going to smile and accept IP theft..nor those who endorse it..
Placing ones images on a website is like putting them in a public gallery..people are welcome to walk in and look around..they are not allowed to take photos and then hang them on a wall in another mega gallery of 99% photographs of originals taken from elsewhere saying "look what I happened across"..and for that mega gallery of stolen images, to be able to continue to keep it's doors open..and to be at the top on page one of the guide to galleries..
There is a reason that warehouses full of stolen goods are not listed at the top of the yellow pages guide to retail warehouses and businesses..
The rest of your arguments are entirely specious..and that you refer to "theft" as "sharing" and say "so what", fits perfectly with your posts re copyright etc since you joined two days ago..we come from entirely different ethical viewpoints..
The original title of this thread
Is Pinterest still a good source of traffic?
is entirely inaccurate for those of us who produce original images..Pinterest has never been a good source of traffic..except for those who either take product pictures..or simply steal the images of others..