It's one thing to be granny, 'innocently' reposting a copyrighted image - it's another thing to be an internet marketer, scraping images that fit keywords and driving traffic to our own affiliate links or websites.
How long will our Pinterest money making machines last before someone on our end of the spectrum is hit with $30K per image from a violated source like Getty Images?
I know 'everyone else' is doing it... but that doesn't make it right, or keep us safe.
"YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT, TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, THE ENTIRE RISK ARISING OUT OF YOUR ACCESS TO AND USE OF THE SITE, APPLICATION, SERVICES AND SITE CONTENT REMAINS WITH YOU."
Obviously, it is the users who are supposed to get permission from the owner.
Since the burden of following copyright laws is 'pinned' on the users and not on Pinterest, aren't we marketers in particular at the highest risk of being targetted?
The following thread from mansurovs.com was particularly disconcerting.