To tell you the truth, I never even looked at Pinterest until yesterday. After all, I am loathe to use the work of others for my own benefit.
But after discovering that many of my images were being used without the required accreditation or citation, I became incensed.
Why should I give up the rights to my work and get nothing in return?
I don’t want to speak for Pinterest, but it seems that their justification is that if there is a link back to the original site, that is enough.
Not so. Many of my works are displayed on sites that are not mine and used by permission with a limited license agreement. So if my photo is pinned from a site that is NOT mine, I get NOTHING. Zero. Zilch. Nada.
Pinterest seems to claim that “safe harbor” applies to them. I sense a long and protracted uphill fight for them.
Am I missing something here?
Why should I have to fight to protect what is mine?