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The Great Copyright Debate: Part I

The Great Copyright Debate: Part I

**I am going to preface this post by saying that I am not, in any way, an expert on copyright laws. This is simply information I have gathered from my own research and lawyers I have spoken with regarding copyright information. If you have additional information, or feel something here is misrepresented, please feel free(…)

Reprise: Bad Artists Copy. Great Artists Steal.

Reprise: Bad Artists Copy. Great Artists Steal.

In light of recent posts about artistic license and copyright (Are We Pinning Yet? and More Pinning by Liz Kalloch), we thought we’d reprise Gwyn Michael’s post from June 2011 for yet another perspective. For those not familiar, the title is actually a quote by Pablo Picasso and has to do with drawing inspiration from(…)

more pinning: an interview with kal barteski of link with love

more pinning: an interview with kal barteski of link with love

A couple of weeks ago I wrote a post for Scoutie Girl about Pinterest and my growing concerns and unease about copyright infringement and image use. The Scoutie Girl* community showed up in a big way to discuss this, and there are comments, thoughts, and opinions that cover all sides of the issue. {You can(…)

Are We Pinning Yet?

Are We Pinning Yet?

Imagine you are in a lovely, airy, high-ceilinged room. The lighting is perfect, not too bright and not too dim. There are comfy places to sit: couches, chairs, plush and cushiony rugs underfoot, pillows to recline on. There is tea and coffee, sparkling water with lime, the occasional cocktail, and snacks of every kind for(…)

“bad artists copy. great artists steal.”

“bad artists copy. great artists steal.”

For those not familiar, the title is actually a quote by Pablo Picasso and has to do with drawing inspiration from something while putting your touch on it. I guess he should know. Picasso is often attributed as the Father of Cubism when in reality he and Georges Braque worked together on the theory and(…)

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