Thankfully our friends at ASMP (and others) have been lobbying hard to get the very imbalanced T+C changed. William has kindly posted elsewhere the latest T+C (which I’m sure will keep changing)
Pinterest revolves around pinning other peoples pictures (I’ve discovered some of mine that I’m not that happy about) up to their page, the problem for me is that many of those pictures are put up without any permission of the person that owns the image, and in the vast majority of cases, without any attribution…… Which highlights a very timely reminder about orphan works legislation that is still on the horizon in Australia and other countries, PLEASE please ensure that any pictures you deliver anywhere TODAY, and in the future, are identified properly – physically and electronically, once you let pictures out into the big bad world, they are out there on the terms that you set when they first get used, with or without your knowledge. I’m afraid the pictures you let out yesterday without proper ID are gone – you’ve lost them
There will be some photographers who can see a marketing benefit in being involved in Pinterest – for me ? I see at as further erosion of individual creators being able to effectively control their work.
Thankfully the AIPP is well represented at the government tables for preliminary discussions on orphan works.
Tread carefully – think through the consequences of posting pictures – anywhere.
Chris and Eugene Mopsik (ASMP Executive Director) at SB3 Philadelphia