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Pinterest Joins Forces With Flickr, Ensures Proper Attribution
By Anthea Quay, 03 May 2012
Flickr and Pinterest have teamed up to ensure that Flickr users receive proper attribution when their photos are bring shared.
A “Pinterest” Pin-It button has been added on the Flickr site—this enables users to share photographs via Flickr, while giving photographers certainty of proper attribution when their photos are being shared at the same.
“We made sure that every image shared from Flickr will be clearly attributed with the name of the photographer, the title, as well as a link to the photo page,” Flickr wrote on its blog.
“Because the attribution cannot be edited, photographers can rest assured that pins and repins of their images will be credited and linked back as well, ensuring people can leave comments, fave the photo, or contact you directly on Flickr.”
For photographers who disable sharing of their content, the share menu (nor Pinterest button) would be not be made available to visitors.
“And to top it all off, if someone has embedded your Flickr photo on their website or blog, and it is pinned from there, the photo will automatically be attributed on Pinterest and linked back to the Flickr photo page,” Flickr added.
According to Flickr, Pinterest has gone back to its past posts and added proper attribution to all photos that have been previously pinned from Flickr.
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