Every day this week I have had to file a DMCA notice on Pinterest to ask them to remove images that are mine off of their site. The problem of keeping images off of their site seems to have returned, as bad as it was this time last year
Why I don’t want my images on Pinterest and why I don’t support the site is not up for discussion. We have been there several times in the last year and my opinion has not changed.
So will continue to fight to keep my images off of Pinterest I will take every step I can to get repeat offenders banned from Pinterest.
If I have to start watermarking images that are mine then I will, I don’t want to have to do this, but if people will persist in loading my images on to Pinterest, then they will leave me with no option but to spoil the pleasure of my genuine readers by vandalising my own pictures to make them instantly recognisable when I have to look through the Pinterest search results.
This I might add is despite installing their ‘No Pin’ code. That reduced the problem for a few months last year. But there are one or two Pinterest users that have found a way to bypass that code and have gone through Philofaxy like a hoard of locusts copying my images… oh and then going to all the sites we link to and doing the same there too.
Enough is enough and this is the line in the sand. If people will not take notice of the polite notice on Philofaxy to not Pin Images, or to copy them etc then I have to take steps to combat this issue head on. But I will stop being polite to offenders, they will be getting an invoice for each picture of mine that they steal and use for their own use.