Friday, May 30, 2014

Why I Don't Like Pinterest UPDATED AGAIN

Courtesy of Facebook's Needlework Designers page. 
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10203665291655416&set=a.10203665334856496.1073741825.1310671998&type=1&theater

Courtesy of Erin at Needlepoint Land.
http://needlepointland.com/2014/05/16/what-about-me/

UPDATE:  Erin has decided to do something about it, as a sort of test to see what Pinterest does when it gets complaints.
http://needlepointland.com/2014/06/02/pinterest-infringement-notice/

UPDATE #2:  Pinterest honored Erin's request.  Good for them!
http://needlepointland.com/2014/06/07/pinterest-update/

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
Blogging at http://chillyhollownp.blogspot.com
and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright April 29, 2014 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

4 comments:

  1. Hi Jane,
    Just a few thoughts on the Pinterest issue (also not a fan...) All of the ire and hate directed towards Pinterest, is just a little mis-directed. When you sign up for a Pinterest account, you (as a user) specifically agree to only pin public domain, non-copyrighted pictures. Pinterest has sneakily (or not so sneakily) written their "terms of usage" agreements so the responsibility for mis-use falls squarely and securely on the shoulders of the person who "pins" a picture. I am honestly not certain what they do about policing, but the people who scan and post cross-stitch or counted thread designs are the culprit here. It boggles the mind that anyone thinks it is OK to put any chart or graph on a scanner bed for any reason. And they wonder why counted thread designers are either struggling or throwing in the towel and walking away...

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    1. Good point, Don. I should say I don't like how Pinterest is misused, shouldn't I? It's about time I log into my Pinterest account and start looking for my photos that have been copied without permission again. Pinterest is said to take things down if you complain.

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  2. I have had the same problem with my photos showing up over there....sigh....like we have time to stay on top of that!

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    1. True! I mostly forget about it until I hear about someone's designs showing up there.

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