Monthly Archives: February 2012

Portfolio Update: The Boutique

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.  I will likely collect a batch of more up to date articles for fun reading later this week to post here.  So, back to the […]

Pinterest Blocking Meta Tag

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 missed while scanning through their help documentation.  However, it seems like this was actually a new attempt (along with a 500 character limit on comments) to […]

Pinterest and “Pinning Etiquette”

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 way to get around copyright infringement.  If you have the desire to use someone’s image on your blog, you should secure the proper license/permission to […]

Pinterest and Groups

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” images to these sites merely infringes copyright of the, usually, unwilling, original artist.  However, what if the content is not merely being used for a “I love this” […]

Thoughts From Others on Pinterest

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 submit their website to Pinterest for indexing as a sign of “permission” and then Pinterest users could browse submitted imagery for “inspiration”.  The “Napster” author […]

Stock Portfolio: New Pharmacy Images

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 and Middle Eastern/African American, males and females, as well as younger and older models.  One of the main themes covered this time is the annual flu […]

Anonymous and Nobody

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

More Thoughts on Pinterest

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.

Hooray for the Superbowl !

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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