Idea For Pinning Your Work To Pinterest Without Loosing Your Soul
I currently have removed the option for anyone to pin from my FAA pages and that works for me. I'm not that popular though I don't like the idea of someone pinning my work that has no identification on it. Links can be changed even after you've added your own pins. URL highjacking is not unusual for those who want to steal business away from you.
Today I decided to try something new. I am a blogger and blog about my work and usually add one of the image links of my work to the blog post. I pinned that image link and it retained my name and all the right stuff I want to keep intact.
In support recently I had a lovely gentleman who had to remove nearly all his images. The reason I say lovely is because, after talking to him for a while, I found out that he did not realise Pinterest images were not for sharing EVERYWHERE
He thought they were free for everyone to share and do what they wanted with..........like Google! (he believed)
Now, we all know this is false but, a lot of people do NOT know. They are not computer savvy. A lot of them are older and have no idea what it means even if you tell them.
So, it is up to you and this is just a heads up...... a lot of people feel that, if your work is on a SHARING site it is able to be SHARED in any form, means etc
I am NOT getting into whether Pinterest and other sites like this are the best thing since sliced bread or the devil incarnate..... this is just a heads up as he is not the first...nor, unfortunately, will he be the last
I'm afraid trying to get everyone to understand copyrights and how they work is a Sisyphean task. I'm thinking our best hope is to make reposting images with links to the owner's site and/or artist credit so easy & ingrained into the sharing methods used it's hard to avoid doing it.
Not for sharing. I got news for you.
I read their Terms and Conditions, and this is what they say:
"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 Pinterest Products.
http://about.pinterest.com/terms/ Furthermore, Pinterest and its users may retain and continue to use, store, display, reproduce, re-pin, modify, create derivative works, perform, and distribute any of your User Content that other users have stored or shared through Pinterest."