Who is Tania Yorke and Heather Prince and Teresa Harwell and why do they have so much unwatermarked copyrighted material pinned to their Pinterest boards?
These ladies could be anyone, they could be you or one of your crafting buddies or any other crafter who just don't have the facts.
Tanya has over 560 pins to her "Digi" board, most of them are not watermarked. In fact, some are the latest releases from Magnolia. Magnolia stamps don't even come in "digi" format. It clearly states those images were "uploaded by user". But many of the other images are repins from other board. So there are many crafters "sharing" images with the virtual world.
Are they uneducated and not know this is wrong, or do they simply not care? Is it "everyone else had them pinned so I thought it was okay"
This type of sharing HAS to stop. It is ruining the businesses of many of our beloved stores and artists. In fact Teresa's board is entitled "Images to Color" so we know she has no intention of buying those stamps. I know there are a lot of people who want to see this stopped. How can you help? Please report these pins to pinterest. You can also leave a message under the image on pinterest letting the pinner know it is wrong to do this. Please don't be cruel, just informative.
I also would like to say there are many other people beside these three ladies pinning images. I simply used them as examples since they have pinned the latest Magnolia rubber stamps. I am not saying they know they are violating copyright law, I am simply trying to point out how one person could spread so many images so fast, and thus kill the sales of many companies.
So lets all ban together in stopping this outrageous practice of pinning copyrighted images that have no watermarks.
I welcome all questions and comments,