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Pinterest copyrights?

Discussion in 'Social Networking Sites' started by sanar, Aug 20, 2013.

  1. sanar

    sanar Junior Member

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    Anyone here know if pinterest users can try to get you with a copyright charge if you upload those images on to your specific boards or even post it onto your website then pin it back to your pinterest account?
     
  2. igniteimages

    igniteimages Regular Member

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    Of course they can.

    There is copyright on practically every photo in existence.

    It takes a very simple search to determine copyright in your country.
     
  3. sanar

    sanar Junior Member

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    Even for repins?
     
  4. igniteimages

    igniteimages Regular Member

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    Repin are fine.

    Just don't host images on your site and repin them - you would have absolutely no defence against a copyright claim then!

    Of course despite copyright existing on practically all images there are images and then there are images.

    If you go around taking images that are managed by stock sites or from photographers you could well get into trouble. Don't mess with Getty.

    Many images you will find (the good ones at least) will be licenced by image sites but you won't know it.

    Look into Creative Commons Licences and Flickr - an attribution is all that is needed for many images. Flickr ecplain the CCLs if you search for the term.
     
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  5. xpesos

    xpesos Regular Member

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    Yup pinners can easily report copyright infringement, and repinning always get's you on safer side..

    I remember that one of the group pinner posted a pin on my group board of Eiffel Tower that was not allowed to share, then the original owner came and reported my account so i got temporary suspension of around about 24-48 hrs.
    Pinterest officials found that it was not me but a group pinner so they activated my account..

    Which means there is pretty fast action on copyright infringement on pinterest

    :)
     
  6. rickstar

    rickstar Elite Member

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    A lot of the times it depends on whether it is for commercial gain or not. If not, it's the internet.. things get copied ALL the time. Hell, for all you know I copied this post :)
     
  7. DrClaw

    DrClaw Registered Member

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    I think things will be coming to a head on this subject soon, there will need to be a pivot point with the way people share and consume media today. Even Memes can be copyrighted.
     
  8. web-sem

    web-sem Newbie

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    igniteimages, Thank You!
     
  9. $Bunny$

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    How Pinterest and other users can use your content.

    You grant Pinterest and its users a non-exclusive, royalty-free, transferable, sublicensable, worldwide license to use, store, display, reproduce, re-pin, modify, create derivative works, perform, and distribute your User Content on Pinterest solely for the purposes of operating, developing, providing, and using the Products. Nothing in these Terms shall restrict other legal rights Pinterest may have to User Content, for example under other licenses. We reserve the right to remove or modify User Content for any reason, including User Content that we believe violates these Terms or our policies.
     
  10. timothywcrane

    timothywcrane Power Member

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    So basically all you have to do is source all of your images from Pinterest itself, collage several into a storyboard styleinfographic, and pin. Jst do not "take anything home" so to say. Hell, this beats CC as no attributon is required. I cold GIMP up afew hundred a week this way.... without even breaking the TOS.