This Journal was written by Matt Penfold – Important information for all RB Members.
Thank you Matt for bringing this to our attention.
SEPTEMBER 20, 2012
Yesterday Redbubble added a new function to the site, they added a “Pin it” button to allow anyone to pin work they find on Redbubble to the now well known and widely derided site known as Pinterest.
Redbubble posted a journal announcing this new function and also pointing out that if people didn’t wish to partake in this they could opt-out by changing their settings to hide the “Pin it” button. Unfortunately the journal was only prominent in the opening page for about twelve hours or so, before another journal replaced it.
I believe that it’s really important for artists to be aware of this, and that’s the reason I’ve posted this journal. While some members will be happy to have their images pinned and re-pinned by anyone, many will not. If they are unaware of this change they won’t be in a position to make that decision.
From Pinterest’s Terms of Service:
“How Pinterest and other users can use your content.
Subject to any applicable account settings you select, you grant us a non-exclusive, royalty-free, transferable, sublicensable, worldwide license to use, display, reproduce, re-pin, modify (e.g., re-format), re-arrange, and distribute your User Content on Pinterest for the purposes of operating and providing the Service(s) to you and to our other Users. Nothing in these Terms shall restrict Pinterest’s rights under separate licenses to User Content. Please remember that the Pinterest Service is a public platform, and that other Users may search for, see, use, and/or re-pin any User Content that you make publicly available through the Service.”
Here is the Redbubble journal announcing the change. Please read it and make an informed decision http://www.redbubble.com/people/redbubble/journ...
Please consider favouriting this journal so that more members will be made aware, or feel free to copy it and post it in your own journal.