From the monthly archives: February 2012

Portfolio Update: The Boutique

On February 29, 2012 By

It’s about time for a portfolio update of a new stock image series.  The Pinterest articles have proved popular, and in the last week or two, the mainstream media has started to pick up on the issues with Pinterest and copyright infringement, so a Google search shows plenty of views and opinions on the subject.  […]

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Pinterest Blocking Meta Tag

On February 21, 2012 By

Apparently, all the discussion about Pinterest and copyright has caught the attention of the company higher-ups over there.  Last Wednesday, I mentioned that by putting a special meta tag in the header of the html for a page, Pinterest would disallow pinning by their bookmarklet.  I thought this was something that I had originally […]

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In reading comments on other blogs about the Pinterest copyright problem, one of the things that people are taking issue with is poor “pinning etiquette”, one facet of which is not “pinning” to the original source image so that the original artist gets credit and a link.  Again, credit and/or a link is not a […]

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Pinterest and Groups

On February 16, 2012 By

We’ve been talking about Pinterest, and by extension, all the wave of “___board” sites, like .  One additional problem occurred to me today, as I was reading comments on a blog post about using Pinterest to promote non-profit groups.  I think, up until this point, I’ve been pointing out that “pinning” […]

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The issue of Pinterest’s continued copyright infringement is spreading to blogs across the web.  Here are some more articles on the issue.  I was trying to come up with ways Pinterest could appear like it cares about the rights of the artists it is currently infringing upon.  One thought was to require that site owners […]

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This week’s portfolio update features a new set of images “At the Pharmacy”.  These new stock photos can, of course, be found in my collection of imagery at, and they expand upon a previous series I did.  This series is bright and colorful, and features a diverse group of models, including both Caucasian […]

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Anonymous and Nobody

On February 7, 2012 By

Using “nobody” and “anonymous” as keywords at iStockphoto.

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More Thoughts on Pinterest

On February 6, 2012 By

Last week, I took a look at how the new social networking site Pinterest encourages and facilitates copyright infringement.  Today, I actually have an example of the kinds of issues that can anger people whose works are “pinned” (infringed upon) on the site.

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Hooray for the Superbowl !

On February 3, 2012 By

With Superbowl XLVI coming up this Sunday, my football related images at iStockphoto have been flying off the shelves.  Since the Steelers are out of the game, I’m just cheering for the commercials.  Just for fun, here’s some of the images that have sold in the last couple of hours.

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