---- Pinterest Images: Fair Use or Copyright Infringement?
incrediBILL - 7:52 pm on Apr 10, 2013 (gmt 0)
Countries may choose to honor each other's copyright laws-- but the laws themselves are specific to the country you live and/or do business in.
The software engineers always joked about China's copyright laws as you only needed to sell one copy to China, they'd make their own. Unfortunately it wasn't a joke as people smuggled software into Chinese shops that duplicated them right down to the packaging.
With that mentality you know that at least the largest segment of the population doesn't give a squat about your copyright and there are tons of Chinese startups based on scraping, another reason I block China.
What this has to do with Pinterest is they're the least of anyone's problems IMO because I can easily point to thousands of sites that just take what they want that are more covert about doing so and billions of people that are perfectly fine with it.
The point is, Ladies and Germs, that we're becoming the minority and not the majority which is why I proposed a scheme to sell or block using images built into the browser to turn the tide of public opinion and abuse before we've completely lost the battle which, short of server side blocking, is nearly a lost cause unless you live in one of the increasingly diminishing locations that are copyright enforcers and that's also where your image lands because if it shows up on a Russian, Chinese, Ukrainian, etc. server you might as well be talking to the family pet about copyright.