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March 03, 2012

Stealing or not?

I have loved viewing others fabulous inspirational pictures 
 and fell in love with the Pinterest way 
of saving those pictures for my future use..
 I actually just clicked OK to terms and
 conditions without reading them.
 BUT now with all the debate and the injustice 
of finding my own pictures PINNED without my permission
 It made me feel ill when I realised it could be
 my kids photo's that have been pinned..
 my garden or my patterns...MY WORK
 What ever is taken without permission is the same as STEALING!
 Then your pinned pictures can be passed off as someone else's..
 When they are pinned, they can be used, sold, copied  
for profit, remade as their own by the owners of Pinterest.
 read HERE about copyright!
 What...yak yak yak...but that's what the agreement says.
It says you agree to the copyright issue 
when you sign up for Pinterest.
 Not a nice feeling..
 I know most of you are honest caring and friendly people
 But there are some low life's that take what is not theirs..
 and don't feel bad about it either...
I have erased my Pinterest boards and account .
 Then I know in my heart that I am doing the right
 thing, honoring others right to copyright,
privacy and ownership...
I can visit, see them via their blog, 
web page etc and enjoy all
 the pictures of inspiration just the same. 
If I have time to crawl the web that is..LOL
I so hope others will do the right thing too.
 Honor copyright and be considerate of others
 Read more Info on the Pinterest debate 
HERE , HERE and HERE and HERE and HERE
 Read HERE if you wish to stop anyone
from taking pictures from your blog!
If you wish to see what others have pinned of yours from your blog
 Christine shared this link 
http://pinterest.com/source/your blogname.blogspot.com
 Give it a try...very interesting.

I just ask you to
 PLEASE DO NOT TAKE ANY OF MY PHOT'O'S 
WITHOUT MY WRITTEN PERMISSION.
 If you have pinned any of my pictures 
I ask you to please erase them. 
 Many Hugs
 Dawn x x x

20 comments:

Pip said...

I was like you Dawn and liked this way of saving pictures for future viewing, and I clicked OK without reading the conditions (very lazy I know, but who has time to read through it all) but now that I know more about what could be done with all the pictures (including my own) I have closed my Pinterest account also.

creativedawn said...

I was under the impression that the only pictures people would repin were those on the PINTEREST site. What is the reason for approving and adding people as friends if they could just copy and paste the pictures and other materials. All of my repins come from people who asked to be friended and then were added thus anyone "friended" can pin and repin whatever one has available in their account. I know that all of my repins say where the original image came from. Have I misunderstood? I am confused.
Oh, by the by, Dawn how are you...hope you and your girls are doing well...as well as the rest of your family!
big hugzz
Pam

Deb said...

Good on you Dawn for bringing this to people's attention and for staning up for what you believe. I am with you all the way. I think its terrible what people do with property of any sort which does not belong to them.

Well done!!

Jeanette said...

I never had an interest in Pinterest but after reading about it & having friends "rave" about it i decide to join up to see what it was all about. I find i'm still not interested so i think i'll be deleting the account myself. I still don't understand the fascination for Pinterest. Got my juicer today. :) yay. Hugs,

creativedawn said...

Okay Dawn and thank you for this. I am honest and have only been pinning from folks' pinterest boards. However, I wouldn't want to lose my pictures (anymore than already have); I updated my template html and now NO PINNING ALLOWED! Lol...thanks again!

hugz

susanm said...

I have also deleted my Pin account. Also thank you for pointing this problem to me.

Josie McRazie said...

I have an account have gotten lost in pinterest two or three time, but have not been on since that first week. I don't know, I guess I just don't understand the hype!!

Julies Knit and Sew Corner said...

A really helpful post Dawn thank you for sharing this with us, I had been in to minds about joining and had decided not too before i read your post. As you said I was concerned about the use of my pictures and so on.
best wishes Julie.C

Janet said...

I have deleted my account. I liked it, but I don't want to be involved in anything that upsets so many people. I'll go back to using my favorites.

Allie said...

Dawn, thank you SO much for posting this, I had no idea. I've gone and edited my blogger template so nothing can be pinned from my blog, and deleted all but one of my pinboards. I'll be deleting the whole thing soon, and removing the link to pinterest from my blog. What a blessing you are!

Sharon Pernes said...

I totally respect your position on this, and I have a few ideas to help you. I suggest putting something on your sidebar saying that you would appreciate people not pin from your web site. Anyone can pin from anywhere and asking this once today will not stop people tomorrow from knowing this. Plus if you want people to delete any pins from your pics you need to tell us what your pin account name was.
I assume that you got burned and that someone stole something from you, that's unfortunate since I enjoy having a place to save pics I like. I use it mostly for quilts. But please remember that not pinning doesn't stop anything, people can save a copy of many pics on their own. The best advise I can give you is to not post any thing on your blog that you don't want t share. This is the world we lve in now, warts and all.

sewhappy said...

Dawn,

It's good to see that people are learning the reality of these different sites. I thought Pininterest looked like a neat idea and asked to be a member, but when I read the sign up process I felt quite uneasy and decided not to follow through. Thank you for alerting us that maybe the uneasy feeling was worth heeding!
We appreciate you!

VickiT said...

Dawn I have never jumped onto the Pinterst bandwagon myself for the very reason everyone is finally starting to question.

This is an excellent blog post done by a woman who actually is a lawyer and did some researching into the copyright laws although she is NOT a copyright lawyer but, knows enough of the legal doublespeak to understand it.
This is an EXCELLENT READ. (hers was written so well that she caught the interest of the creators of that site who actually called to speak to her about her blogpost in another post on her blog if you want to search that blogpost out too)
This is very long but VERY well worth taking the time to read. It is amazing how well Pinterest covered their backends and the info here about the 'what if' a person gets sued how that person would be liable for not only thier own legal fees but also the legal fees of Pinterest as well as ALL fines for both. wow.
http://ddkportraits.com/2012/02/why-i-tearfully-deleted-my-pinterest-inspiration-boards/

VickiT said...

Dawn I have never jumped onto the Pinterst bandwagon myself for the very reason everyone is finally starting to question.

This is an excellent blog post done by a woman who actually is a lawyer and did some researching into the copyright laws although she is NOT a copyright lawyer but, knows enough of the legal doublespeak to understand it.
This is an EXCELLENT READ. (hers was written so well that she caught the interest of the creators of that site who actually called to speak to her about her blogpost in another post on her blog if you want to search that blogpost out too)
This is very long but VERY well worth taking the time to read. It is amazing how well Pinterest covered their backends and the info here about the 'what if' a person gets sued how that person would be liable for not only thier own legal fees but also the legal fees of Pinterest as well as ALL fines for both. wow.
http://ddkportraits.com/2012/02/why-i-tearfully-deleted-my-pinterest-inspiration-boards/

desertskyquilts said...

Thanks for the info. I did not join Pinterest because of this and Facebook privacy issues, and now I'm really glad I didn't. The link only works if you have blogspot, I guess, and I don't, but I suspect not too many people would copy anything I do. LOL

Dawn said...

Hi Sharon, No I wasn't burnt and its not about saving the pics thats the problem...its the fine print that most of us did not read when we started with Pinterest... they now own the rights to the pictures and can use them any way they see fit.. publish them and remake the patterns and sell the photo's, objects made in the pics...whatever.. such a shame that I just jumped in on a good idea and didn't read the fine print..I will laways read it in future...
Hugs Dawn x x
P.S... I have protected my site from no on from Pinterest and my name was Dawn Hay or As Sweet as Cinnamon...I also can fuind who has posted my pics as I have the code in this post...you can find your own too.

Robyn G. said...

hear hear Dawn... reading the fine print is something we all should do.
If we did, I think there'd be quite a few people NOT pinning!

Also thanks for passing on the source link.

Mama Spark said...

Dawn,

This is the exact reason I did not join Pinterest in the first place too. In fact, I have found several of my photos have been "pinned" without anyone asking me for permission. So apparently you do not need to join to have your work pinned by others. I don't mind others saving my photos for inspiration but I do object to others copying and doing some of the other things you mention in your post. Like the rights to the images belonging to Pinterest. I think I need to do a post about this too. Thanks for reminding me and for all the great information!

Cubby House Crafts said...

Hi Dawn! I was pretty shocked the other day to find so many photos from my blog had been pinned on pinterest...72 of them! I don't have a pinterest a/c and really didn't know much about pinterest until I followed some traffic on my stats.
I have recently done a post asking for my photos not to be pinned...it really has been an eye opener!
Great post Dawn, I really hope when people see posts like this it might make them see sense and not take(steal) peoples photos!
Lisa

The Custards said...

Phew - so glad that I am not alone. All my emails to Pinterest asking for rationale for their opting out policy have been ignored. I have been able to remove most of my photos taken (not 'pinned' - which I agree is a euphemism for taking/stealing) from my blog but sadly not from Flickr. Hundreds of my photos have been taken from there. I found one that had been 'pinned' yesterday and already had 110 repins(!!). I am not selling/promoting just sharing and just sharing on my blog. Grrrr
Best wishes Jenny