Copyright, Pinterest and Child’s Play Music

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:

  1. My own images, where I own the copyright, or images that are copyright-free and in the public domain.
  2. 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.

Picture of Alec Duncan with homemade instruments.

No link, no source: it's my image, go right ahead and 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.

Child playing outside musical instruments

Link & source: it's NOT my own image, please don't Pin it from here.

 Source: let the children play

 Please respect these rules – it’s just common courtesy.

Like this post? Make sure you check out the rest of my web site!

And you can find Child’s Play Music on Facebook

And check out my Pinterest boards, too!

You might also like these blog posts:

The Best Playground in Perth – The Naturescape

Music in ECE: Yes, You Can! Part One

Water Play, Music Play & Children: A Natural Combination

3 thoughts on “Copyright, Pinterest and Child’s Play Music

  1. Pretty brilliant examples.
    Thanks for giving me some visibility in the process.

    If we all do the ‘right’ thing by sharing our goodies properly, giving + getting credit in the process, it ought to all work out well in the end for everyone.

    Again, thanks for continuing the conversation!
    Debbie Clement

  2. Hmm it looks like your website ate my first comment (it was extremely long) so I guess I’ll just sum it up what I submitted and say, I’m thoroughly enjoying your blog.
    I as well am an aspiring blog writer but I’m still new to the whole thing. Do you have any suggestions for newbie blog writers? I’d certainly
    appreciate it.

    • Jeanette, I’m not sure what happened to your original comment – the Akismet spam filter can be a bit over-zealous on very long comments, and I’m assuming it got caught by Akismet and I just automatically deleted it. My apologies.

      I’m probably the last person you should turn to for advice on writing blogs. Most of the advice I see is: Post regularly, the more often the better; keep posts short (250 to 750 words max) and stick to one topic only for each post; use lots of attractive images; find a particular subject on which you are both expert and passionate and post about that, and that only. Use short, declarative sentences and short paragraphs.

      Try to make your blog personal and try to write each post as if it is a story – it should grab the reader with the first sentence that tells the reader EXACTLY what the post is about and it should be structured with a beginning, a middle and an end. I don’t seem to be able to manage to do any of that! My posts are infrequent, long, rambling, flit from topic to topic, and have few images. As for structure – I admit frankly, I just write, do a bit of editing and hit “Post’! So don’t ask me – ask the experts!

      But good luck with your blogging. If you Google “best blogging practices” and “how to write a great blog” you will find dozens of articles (many of which contradict each other LOL) but you will certainly find information that will help you get started.

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