Leosghost - 8:03 pm on Apr 6, 2013 (gmt 0)
many images are now licensed as creative commons or whatever the heck they call it and it's open source.
That is a ridiculous argument Bill..
Because some things are creative commons ..those who have their non creative commons stuff stolen should negotiate with the thieves ?
How does that work for software..MS negotiates with thieves because linux exists and is free ?..
re DRM type protections etc..you seriously think that pinterest et all would honor that kind of thing ..they'd lose 99% of their site over night if they did..and they know it..
Apart from the don't steal ..and don't encourage others to steal for you..which is what pinterest does..
The standards already exist..they are called "if you didn't create it, it isn't yours to use, copy, repost, or encourage others to steal"..There are even laws about it..which are ignored by big US corps..
The only people debating what is IP theft..are those who make their money by IP theft..The laws are clear..
The solution ? ..We just need for the USA to enforce the laws ..on their own corps for a change..if the FBI can go after kim dotcom for IP theft and holding and disseminating copyright material..
Then the FBI can go after pinterest..oh wait..