It’s Monday – what mood are you in?
Delightful, wonderful, excellent… We’re filled with Georgia peaches and happy that Getty Images decided to drop the fine.
P.S. Thank you to all who left comments and sent us emails regarding last week’s surprise post. For those who asked for a follow-up, here’s what we’ve learned:
- Just because a website has an image doesn’t mean the website owns the rights to that image
- Just because the Getty Images watermark is not present doesn’t mean that the image is available for use
- Blogs are considered commercial entities if they have paying advertisers and/or promote an online store
- According to the legal department at Getty, Pinterest is a “gray area” so if you use Pinterest as a source for images, you “may not be protected”
We saw an interesting interview with Getty’s CEO, Jonathan Klein, who enthusiastically promoted “visual literacy” through the use of Pinterest… until Pinterest starts making money… Read more here!
Photo via Country Living