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Pinterest When to Share and Not!

A colleague and friend Janice from mostlyblogging.com recently asked me whom had a Reader asked a few questions pertaining to Copyrights. So, here we go.

http://www.mostlyblogging.com/avoid-plagiarism/

Question 1:
(“Is it a violation to share music videos?”)
I will assume this would pertain to YouTube music videos, it depends, if a person shares a music video to Facebook or Twitter it houses the link to the original source that it was obtained from, as bloggers we like this for a few reasons, generate more traffic, gain more subscribers and so on.
When is not ok to use the music video. Simply put, if a person were to download the video then upload the content to their YouTube channel then this is referred to as stealing.
http://tubularinsights.com/copyrighted-music-in-video/

Question 2:
(“Old photos I find at yard sales/flea markets. I have no idea who the people in the photos are, and the pictures were for sale, so is it okay to post some of these photos?”)
To the best of my knowledge this should be fine to share on Facebook, personal blog, I would probably make some sort of statement about the photos in question like, Found these lovely old photos from the 1900’s while at an Estate Sale. Besides, most of us have seen old photos as well as very old photo albums selling on EBay and other sites. The original owners either through them out, Landlords or Apartment managers through them out which in most cases -considered as abandoned property.

Question 3:
(“Pinterest. I thought it was for finding photos, etc. to put on your own board, but have heard that you can be sued for doing this. How can Pinterest stay in business if everyone posts photos from everywhere onto their boards. Is this wrong? I’m scared to use it any more!”)
This one is a bit tricky especially when it comes to the wording within their Policies. There are some concerns, now, if the item in question is your own work then you still hold the copyright. Fine and dandy right, there is a caveat within their policies. I will provide an excerpt from their Policy page.

b. How Pinterest and other users can use your content
You grant Pinterest and our users a non-exclusive, royalty-free, transferable, sublicensable, worldwide license to use, store, display, reproduce, save, modify, create derivative works, perform, and distribute your User Content on Pinterest solely for the purposes of operating, developing, providing, and using the Pinterest Products. Nothing in these Terms shall restrict other legal rights Pinterest may have to User Content, for example under other licenses. We reserve the right to remove or modify User Content for any reason, including User Content that we believe violates these Terms or our policies.
More simply put
Copies of content shared with others may remain even after you delete the content from your account.
c. How long we keep your content
Following termination or deactivation of your account, or if you remove any User Content from Pinterest, we may retain your User Content for a commercially reasonable period of time for backup, archival, or audit purposes. Furthermore, Pinterest and its users may retain and continue to use, store, display, reproduce, re-pin, modify, create derivative works, perform, and distribute any of your User Content that other users have stored or shared through Pinterest.
https://policy.pinterest.com/en/terms-of-service

For most of us, the main concern comes from the part that Pinterest and other users could modify and create deviated works from it. So keep this in mind if you pin your own material.
A good rule of thumb to use when pining a pin, especially if the work comes from a Photographer, if you are not sure- then do not.

For further reading:
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/technology/pinterest-addresses-copyright-concerns/2012/03/15/gIQAijAFES_story.html?utm_term=.f7b9e9064fbf

https://photographylife.com/pinterest-copyright-infringement-made-cool

https://policy.pinterest.com/en/copyright

 

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While The Nerd Is AFK!

birds, bird, wings, fence, wing span
Kiss my what?

Carol, I agree. I spent much time flying around to see what makes people interact with posts, images, etc.. and age range has a lot to do with it, especially when it comes to Facebook, YouTube

and Twitter!

 

Earth porn, birds, free imagesPatricia, Pops thanks you for the comment left on one of his previous posts, While The Nerd Is AFK!

I and my cousins are very happy to hear it brought a smile to your face.  Pops is trying some different.

Bugs Bunny, easter bunny

So, nice to meet you, they call me One Eye. Scarlet Pen, Yes, Pops was away for awhile. 

 

 

red belly, bird, the birds, treesJust call me Red, SC Richmond, I am so happy that you liked one of Pops poems, Take My Hand. Pops will be pleased.

 

 

Birds flyingMiranda, there are no words that my friends and I can say to make the pain go away, no magic wand to wave nor a special wrench to ease the sorrow you are going through.  All we can say is use that Bench as long as it takes!

 

 

While The Nerd Is AFK!

While pops is away, some friends and I will entertain you, if that is alright.

Bugs Bunny, white tail, bunnies, Ears, spockHi, just call me Ears. I see you, but do you see me?

Is your Blog getting the attention it deserves?

 

Birds, worms, breakfast, early bird

You may think this looks easy, but it’s not!

You need a keen eye, use those wings, elbows for you humans.

 

 

 

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Hey down there! Yes, you!

Sometimes you have to venture out to keep current on new trends.

 

 

Mix and mingle

Yes, the virtual realm is cool, but you might benefit from shacking a hand or two.  have some coffee, share knowledge, share a meal. Make those contacts!

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There are over 3.18 billon humans on our planet and with out the proper targeting systems in place, I would fail. Different ages, likes, dislikes, you get the point.

 

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So, pops is working on some videos, and we just wanted to let you know that he is still around and thinking of you.

I will add you humans have it rough, pops had to cough up close to $200.00 for rotors and pads yesterday. Glad I got wings!

 

Patients -A Requirement! What Are Your Thoughts?

This morning, I set out to capture birds in midflight capturing those wonderful movements. After several failed attempts, I believe I finally have one that is acceptable.

Most mornings, I would grab Joe and head out to the patio, then moments later birds would appear flying around, playing/fighting in mid flight and this one bird would always perch itself on a tree limb near me. As soon as I would go inside to grab my camera, the bird would be gone. Other mornings, I would pretend to go inside, patio door noise open and close while the bird would just stay perched. I would bang Joe on the metal of the BBQ and nothing, no movement only to look down at me as though it were mocking me.

I was determined, this morning for some reason and this time besides my companion Joe,  sexy Carmelita joined Joe and I. However, after a while, I soon realized I would have to abandon my faithful companion Joe that has always been there every morning. I turned my hat around, grabbed Carmelita by the hand and ventured out. I fondled Carmelita buttons manually. We walked closer and closer but not too close. I kneeled on one knee as though I were going to propose while Carmelita’s eyes extended to the max.

There was silence as though it was just the two of us, we waited patiently for the right moment, thirty minutes went by then the magic started.

F/5.6 ISO 250
1/1250sec 300mm
No Flash

Birds, midflight, breakfast, photography, bird photos
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