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Pinterest must be having an impact. People seem to be copying it with sites like Wanelo and loveit.
The rape of images on the internet is not OK
I am personally against banning content sharing online. The Internet is all about sharing. You can try to fight that or you can learn to adapt and use that to your advantage. I vote for freedom
Does that mean you support using other peoples copyrighted material without their permission....
I am not a lawyer but I firmly believe that if you publish something online, you should NOT expect *all* people to ask for the permission to use that (e.g. for fun). One should either accept that or abandon the Internet...
[edited by: Leosghost at 12:33 am (utc) on Nov 5, 2012]
[edited by: incrediBILL at 6:07 pm (utc) on Nov 5, 2012]
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if you publish something online, you should NOT expect *all* people to ask for the permission to use that
I do have empirical evidence that is satisfactory to me enough to act upon, that having my content all over Pinterest hurts my traffic, it doesn't help it. I got a handful of visitors from Pinterest, but lost thousands
Using that logic you should also expect your car to be occasionally stolen when parked in a public parking lot. At a minimum, expect the stereo to be stolen from the car.
I've been content provider for ages and I prefer my content to have wings...
I've been content provider for ages
I am no lawyer and we were actually discussing Pinterest and social media sharing rather than overall IP theft.
Also, don't expect anyone to change anything here.
condoning IP theft and IP abuse
I say, these things happen all the time. And maybe, you either keep your works away from the Internet or just get prepared they will be used without your permission once they are there.
Ok, I see you like repeating those words, but let's face it, it's not what I said. And I just can't let it go... I know I should.
[edited by: Leosghost at 2:33 pm (utc) on Nov 5, 2012]
... 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.
.... accept that or abandon the Internet...is insulting, at best.
To suggest I and others like me
.... accept that or abandon the Internet...
is insulting, at best.