I wanted to share an update on the Pinterest copyright claim mess that’s happening to me right now. I’ve heard from other bloggers that the exact same thing has happened to them and Pinterest did nothing about it. That news didn’t make me happy, but I’ll continue to push the issue because what happened is not right and should never even happened in the first place.
If you’re new here, let me give you the gist: someone filed a false copyright complaint against my image from my site, and Pinterest deleted the pins without any investigation.
I also reached out to Tailwind and they told me to continue to email Pinterest. Everyone I know that has Pinterest contacts are not able/willing to help. I’m on my own to deal with everything.
I mentioned in the first post that I submitted a copyright counterclaim. I followed Pinterest’s instructions to the letter. The reply I received back from Pinterest showed that they didn’t even READ anything I wrote. See for yourself here….
So frustrating. Yes, I replied back to that email stating that someone filed a false copyright complaint against my image and I would like to know who that person is. I’ll weigh my options after I find out who the culprit is. And yes, I’m going to continue to push until I get a copy of that DMCA.
Someone asked if I had proof the image was mine. I save all my images on an external hard drive and I also tag the metadata with my copyright info. If you look at the EXIF data, you’ll see my name listed as the photographer.
Why wouldn’t Pinterest even look at that? Do they just blindly delete pins without any investigation?
I’m waiting to hear back from my email to Pinterest. Hopefully, this time, someone actually reads it.
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