Downloading Pinterest photos

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Welsh wheels, 1 Jun 2017.

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  1. Welsh wheels

    Welsh wheels Lycra king

    Location:
    South Wales
    I have seen a cycling photo on pinterest that I would like to use for my facebook cover photo. Does anyone know if downloading photos from pinterest for personal use is legal?
     
  2. Electric_Andy

    Electric_Andy Heavy Metal Fan

    Location:
    Plymouth
    If you have the option to download, go ahead. The owner can only ask you to take it down. I saw a nice photo on someone's FB page of the lightening storm, so I just did a screen shot and cropped out the icons.
     
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  3. OP
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    Welsh wheels

    Welsh wheels Lycra king

    Location:
    South Wales
    Thanks
     
  4. Yellow Saddle

    Yellow Saddle Veteran

    Location:
    Loch side.
    No, it is not legal even though most people do it. You must remember that Pinterest doesn't own the images, it only organises them and everyone that posts to Pintrest has already stolen the photos. There are a few exceptions where people have posted their own photos which others have then Pinterested, but the minute you use the photo, you have stolen it.

    Pixabay is one place where you can get free photos which are legal and in the public domain.
     
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  5. OP
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    Welsh wheels

    Welsh wheels Lycra king

    Location:
    South Wales
    Ok thanks good to know
     
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