Important information for all RB Members

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

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.



  • Maxoperandi
    Maxoperandialmost 2 years ago

    Thanks for this Matt! Have just ticked the box!

  • Mieke Boynton
    Mieke Boyntonalmost 2 years ago

    I’m actually going to let people pin my work from here… I would much prefer people to be re-directed back to this site than the current situation: so much of my work is already on there, but without any acknowledgement of me as the artist. It makes me so frustrated. Yesterday, I sent a DMCA notice to remove MORE THAN TWENTY pins of my photo “Delicate” – none of which named me as the photographer.

    If anyone wants to find out whether this is happening to them, you need to click here and follow the instructions. It’s the best way to find your work via Google recognition of the image itself.

    Clearly internet exposure comes at a cost.


  • Barssel
    Barsselalmost 2 years ago

    Thanks Matt…… ticked!!!

  • Maxwell Campbell
    Maxwell Campbellalmost 2 years ago

    Great heads up Matt. Will deactivate that option now. Very sneaky stuff Red Bubble. As with images that are on Facebook, they are not protected from being “Copied” or “Saved”, and therefore your work can be stolen. Cheers mate

  • laureen warrington
    laureen warrin...almost 2 years ago

    Thank you so much for this information Matt. I’ve done it!!

  • Jason Asher
    Jason Asheralmost 2 years ago

    Holy crap, so glad I saw this journal – thanks for posting it, and to Mel Brackstone and everyone else for sharing it around.

  • © Kira Bodensted
    © Kira Bodenstedalmost 2 years ago

    Copied and posted on my page.
    Thank you Matt ☺

  • Hans Kawitzki
    Hans Kawitzkialmost 2 years ago

    Thanks Matt for bringing it to our attention

  • shadowlea
    shadowleaalmost 2 years ago

    thank you, Matt just ticked my box too

  • JennyMac
    JennyMacalmost 2 years ago

    Ticking the box…. thanks for informing us Matt… : )