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Author Topic: Flickr teams with Pinterest, releases share button for proper photo attribution  (Read 2922 times)

Robert Krausankas (BuddhaPi)

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Flickr and Pinterest have teamed up to provide photo-pinners with a simple tool for inspired sharing.

Tuesday, Flickr released a share to Pinterest button that will ensure all pinners past and present properly attribute images plucked from Flickr to the source of their inspiration.

http://venturebeat.com/2012/05/01/flickr-pin-it-button/

Flickr and Getty also have a deal, so I wonder how it's going to work, if a photographer on flickr who sells to getty also decides to allow pinning of their images.. Getty will eventually go after the pinner, and it will be a mess...

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By my count, Getty's strategy is to seed the market with actionable items it can later pursue.

Call me paranoid, but it wouldn't surprise me if Getty's long term lawsuit planning department didn't come up with the idea for the share button.  They are going to have to do something to make up for the revenue this web site is costing them.

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Stinger, you're not paranoid at all. Getty CEO Klein stated in his TechCrunch interview on Thursday, March 22, 2012, that Getty wants their images spread around so mom and pop and son and daughter surfers can become “extremely visually literate.”

Revealingly, Klein also said, "We don't stop consumers from playing with our images" and "We don't stop the proliferation of imagery."

Of course they don't stop it!

Getty Images encourages "the proliferation of imagery" because doing so feeds the extrajudicial business plan that Getty and the creepy copyright trolls at Timothy B. McCormack Law can then use to extract payments from easily frightened people.

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I found this FAQ page on Flickr about their relationship with Getty images, it is kind of long but some of it was an interesting read.

http://www.flickr.com/help/gettyimages/
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