Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Pinterest

Yes me again

Good morning all, there seems to be confusion on what Pinterest is, people seem to think all they are doing is pinning a picture and link to their pin board so they know where it came from if needed again...

The issue I have with Pinterest is that whatever is pinned on Pinterest has been taken without permission of the owner of the picture.
How about I come in to your home and take a picture from your family album and publish it on Pinterest, oh yes I link the source back to your place.... that makes it ok not to ask ?????

If you have pictures taken by a photographer they become his, you purchase copies from him, but he owns the copyright.
Sometimes you can be lucky and they give you permission to have copies made anywhere or as many as you like but not in general.

All I am asking is that if you like the picture and would love to publish it somewhere ask first. I know I am not making friends with this but that's ok too. It is my blog and I think I have the right to decide if I want any of my material taken from this blog and used somewhere other than my blog.

cheers
Christine

10 comments:

Cathy (aka CrafteeCC) said...

I so agree with you ;-)

Nancy said...

You have every right to decide what is best for you and your blog...

Deidre said...

A friend posted a link from another friend. This woman used Pinterest as a photographer but she was also a lawyer. A comment was made to her so she delved into the legal side of things. What she discovered sickened her and she has now removed her Pinterest. Very scary reading so I wouldn't want to be involved in it. Your blog is yours and yours alone so do what you have to protect it. :)

Toni said...

You go Christine! I agree with everything you have said about Pinterest (and other sites that are essentially the same).

It has been argued that by merely logging in to the internet you are giving permission for your personal data and images to be distributed to anyone and by anyone.

But who gave these people the right to do this, either in the real world or the internet world. it is time that law caught up with the internet :0/

It's going to be an interesting few years with the growth of the internet and it's total disregard of copyright and privacy laws.

Janet said...

I support you making this stand Christine, it's your right to. This is like the reason why at some weddings and events, the photographer has exclusive rights and won't allow photos by anyone else. Who ever takes a photo owns the copyright, we should all know this.

Jessica said...

It is an interesting discussion...The only thing I can say is Pinterest seem very evasive and vague about the copyright issue, their write up about it doesn't really say anything or it is too tricky for me to understand.

Bree said...

I agree, I don't think that is an unreasonable request.

Kate said...

Totally agree Christine - technology is there for our purposes, not the other way around. We should never feel at the mercy of new things, but look into them and decide for ourselves how we want to manage them, just as you have. I've looked into Pinterest but frankly, I don't need to find more things to do online lol! PS - huge congrats on your success re losing weight!!!!

Jane Monk said...

I did have a Pintrest account but deleted it within about four days. When you first sign up and give them your blog name, they take heaps of pictures from your blog (without asking). I like sharing with people, but I don't like them taking my stuff either. The only way to resolve this issue is to not be involved with the Social Media at all - but it might be a little lonely not having everyone to talk to, but I might get heaps of things done. Congratulations on the weight loss - I am starting a 12week challenge in April - so building up the leg muscles by walking in the meantime!

Lisa said...

Christine, this is a good point. I hadn't even thought of this, and my photos seem to be all over Pinterest lately. Hmmmm, not you've got me thinking. Probably no way to stop it, though.