Debbie Clement of RainbowsWithinReach has a very interesting blog post about intellectual property today. Most of it I had never considered, and it drew my attention to another post about intellectual property & Pinterest at Corkboard Connections.
So, in the spirit of those two posts, here are my rules for Pinning images from this blog and web site:
I’m entirely happy for you to Pin my own images; no, I would LOVE you to pin my images. All I ask is that you credit me and this site in your notes to the Pin. Simple.
Um, not quite that simple. Because there are two types of images here:
- My own images, where I own the copyright, or images that are copyright-free and in the public domain.
- Images where someone else owns the copyright, but I have permission to use the image.
It’s easy to tell the difference; any image that is credited to another website is NOT MY IMAGE, or is not in the public domain. I always provide a link to the original source, and I always have permission from the copyright owner to use the image.
So, if you want to Pin one of those images: don’t. Or at least, not from here. Follow the link to the original location of the image and Pin it from there. Preferably ask permission from the copyright owner or at least check out their rules about sharing images.
To make it absolutely clear: check out the two images below. The first is my own image; you can tell because I don’t give a link or source for it. You are welcome to pin it.
The next one is NOT my own image; you can tell because I DO give a link and source for it. Please don’t Pin it from here – go to the original source.
Source: let the children play
Please respect these rules – it’s just common courtesy.
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