some are uploaded by users -- For example, these two quilts, which I uploaded from my computer to share with followers are on one of my boards and gives me credit.
some come from other websites -- For example, these quilts come from a variety of sources, some of which I know, but many are not credited at all.
|This cute quilt photo came from flickr.com, |
but I have no idea who posted it there.
|This darling little quilt photo says, "uploaded by user." |
Now who that is? We'll likely never know.
|This one by Bill Kerr and Weeks Ringle gives them credit in the comments. |
However, it's easy enough to remove the comment when re-pinning the photograph. Ouch!
|From patternspot.com via pinterest.com|
All content and material available via PatternSpot.com is protected by International Copyright Law. The copyrights on individual works are retained by the designer and/or publisher, as noted.
They don't want anyone to take or use the photographs on their site. Sure, it's free advertising, so that might help to sell the patterns, but there's no way to know that the photo came from their website. The pinterest.com copy doesn't give credit to patternspot.com unless the person who steals (yes, that's the word) makes the effort to give them credit.
Does anyone else see a problem here? Please weigh in with a comment. I don't want to start an argument, but I would like to know how others feel about this issue. Plagiarism, copyrights and information theft are becoming a major problem as a result of the freedom of the internet. I'm curious about what other people think.