Despite the controversy over possible copyright infringement with users repinning other artists’s or photographer’s work, Pinterest remains extremely popular. While mindful of the warnings, I have not yet deleted my account, but am keeping a watchful eye on the situation. I certainly do not intend to sue anyone who repins stuff from my blog. Most of my images are taken by my family, purchased from royalty free stock (I’ve spent way too much at istock), or used with a link back and credit given to the original site. If the original owner is lost in cyber space, as has happened, I hope they will contact me with the option to purchase their image rather than raise holy you know what. Some images fall into the realm of public domain. Not exactly certain which ones these include.
How about quotes? As many of you know, I love and often use quotes, always crediting the original author even if that individual is ‘unknown.’ But are quotes safe to pin and repin on Pinterest? One can but hope. I fear this country has gone mad when it comes to suing everyone, as is covered in an article recently brought to my attention entitled: Why I Tearfully Deleted My Pinterest Inspiration Boards. Those of you interested in all the legalese can click the link and read on. I appreciate the amount of effort that went into compiling this detailed info. After running my eyes over it, I say, Bummer. Cause Pinterest is fun. Or was, before these dire tidings. Now, I’m not sure what to think.
Mia, pictured with her soulful eyes, doesn’t know either. Neither does Kitty Pavel, who I threw in here just because he’s cute. What about you?