I'm writing a hub with references to Pinterest. I don't want to put pictures on my hub that are not correctly referenced. Does anyone know if I can add pictures I find on Pinterest to my hub, to direct the reader there? Or if this would be copyright infringement? Thanks
A lot of the photos pinned on Pinterest have been uploaded illegally without the permission or knowledge of the copyright holders. They're often credited and linked to the wrong person, too, so the credit under the pin may not send you to the person whose permission you need to use the photo.
Any picture can be on Pinterest, so you can't assume it is okay to use.
You have to go through the same process for using any picture you find on the web. Find out ownership and licensing information. If it's PD then you are OK - other times it's under a creative commons license so you have to merit the original artist (photogrpaher etc.) - if it's under copyright you have to seek permission to use the picture in your article.
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