Leosghost - 7:21 pm on Apr 6, 2013 (gmt 0)
such as a collage which is kind of what Pinterst does in the context of the collection of images pinned together as a group.
What pinterest does, is not, what a "collage" is..not by any stretch of anyone's imagination..( trust me..it has said "artist-sculptor" as profession, on my passports for the last 40 years )..and I've taught fine art drawing, painting, graphics, life drawing and history of art, sculpture etc at more than one university..
I've also made a lot of collages ( sold quite a few too ;)..and taught the various techniques of collage and what constitutes one, and the history of collage ..
Pinterest is a collection of copies of other peoples images..arranged in a grid via html markup..it is IP theft..
And it is a business model which would never have been able to get a start outside of the USA..where IP theft is OK..if you have big VC backers and lawyers on retainer to stonewall via the courts..
G does nothing about it ..because those who are behind and associated with G..are also friends, associates of , and / or attending the same dinner parties and playing rounds of golf with the same VCs who are behind pinterest..same goes for ehow..
Long term if pinterest puts adsense on it's pages ( like ehow has done ) G will be able to steal and monetise our image content by crowd sourced proxy..
What G does with adsense on ehow is montise our text content via proxy using human re-spinners..