Monthly Archives: March 2012

Mom’s 30’s

Published / by Mary / 14 Comments on Mom’s 30’s

One of Mom’s tops now finished and ready to return to her for binding.

This quilt was inspired by one Stephanie made when she was cleaning out her 30’s bin. I showed Mom the quilt and she loved it so I played around in EQ to make something similar. Quilted with the Double Rose Pantograph by Norma Sharp.

Evernote vs Pinterest

Published / by Mary / 6 Comments on Evernote vs Pinterest

Several people wrote that Pinterest updated their terms of use and while they state that they don’t intend to sell content it’s still not enough for me to allow my content to be pinned. the updated terms below still gives them rights to content that is pinned.

How Pinterest and other users can use your content. Subject to any applicable account settings you select, you grant us a non-exclusive, royalty-free, transferable, sublicensable, worldwide license to use, display, reproduce, re-pin, modify (e.g., re-format), re-arrange, and distribute your User Content on Pinterest for the purposes of operating and providing the Service(s) to you and to our other Users. Nothing in these Terms shall restrict Pinterest’s rights under separate licenses to User Content. Please remember that the Pinterest Service is a public platform, and that other Users may search for, see, use, and/or re-pin any User Content that you make publicly available through the Service.

Under their terms, you are still not supposed to pin content you don’t own the copyright to or have permission to pin and while I realize that my photos can be saved and uploaded even if I block pinning them directly, I’m asking people NOT to pin or repost my content, photos, or instructions.

Need a design journal? I use EverNote, it’s a free program that works on my computer, my iPad, my iPhone and syncs up so my content is available on all my devices.

Please remove my content from Pinterest

Published / by Mary / 12 Comments on Please remove my content from Pinterest

After reading through all the comments and links provided, I’ve decided to ask that my content be removed from Pinterest. I will wait about a week for everyone to remove the content from their boards and then request that the site remove any remaining photos.

I know many of you see no harm but I have several major concerns after my “research”.

The terms of use clearly state you must own the rights or have obtained permission to pin content. My content is being used without my permission in most cases.

Even more concerning is that by pinning my content, you are giving away rights to my content (that isn’t yours to give) by agreeing to their terms of use.

By making available any Member Content through the Site, Application or Services, you hereby grant to Cold Brew Labs a worldwide, irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive, transferable, royalty-free license, with the right to sublicense, to use, copy, adapt, *modify, distribute, license, sell, transfer, publicly display, publicly perform, transmit, stream, broadcast, access, view, and otherwise exploit such Member Content only on, through or by means of the Site, Application or Services.

I’ve also blocked content (I think!) on my sites from being pinned – I’d appreciate it if someone would try to pin something and let me know if it’s working.

I want to make clear that I’m not upset or angry about my content being pinned up to this point, I hadn’t paid any attention to Pinterest and am sure that most people using the service haven’t intended any harm.

Here’s another great article along with links to several others.

Pinterest and copyright

Published / by Mary / 18 Comments on Pinterest and copyright

I was doing some blog reading today and came across some posts on copyright as it relates to Pinterest. I am not a member and hadn’t really given it much thought before but out of curiosity I went and looked to see how many of my images were pinned and was shocked at how many of them were there.

I’ve got a copyright notice on both my sites and on the website, I’ve given permission for a photo of mine to be reposted as long as it is identified as mine AND there is a link back to the website. On the blog, I’ve not given permission for any photos to be reposted.

EDIT: I’ve now removed the permission on the website to repost images with a link and credit.

Several years ago after finding my quilts posted places without any identification I started putting a watermark on them although I usually only go through the trouble for EQ designs or finished quilts or tops …. I was surprised how many of my photos that had been pinned that did not have watermarks. Obviously I need to watermark more of them!

So I’m curious what do you think? Do you use Pinterest? Do you ask permission before pinning a photo?

If you’re curious about how many of your photos are showing up – there’s a detailed blog post here on how to check, and how to get photos removed that have been pinned.