This week I've been enjoying the super awesome seal Kurt bought me at the Jane Austen Centre in Bath, watching my baby daffodils grow (looks like another replant mission soon) and planning our trip to Ireland next week. We're going to stay in Dublin for a bit and then rent a car and travel west to Doolin and Dingle. I'm still laughing at the fact that we accidentally booked tickets to Ireland on St. Patricks Day. I'm mostly excited for the Irish countryside, cozy B&Bs and cliff hikes though. It'll be strange to return to no job; it'll be an adjustment for sure. But I'm looking forward to more time to enjoy England and Europe, energy to cook dinner, and hopefully getting more items in my Etsy shop.
Today I read an article that got me rethinking my Pinterest account. Are we really safe pinning other's photos onto our boards? The lawyer/photographer in this article says no, and has deleted her account. After doing some research she discovered that, "Copyrighted work can only be used without permission when someone is criticizing it, commenting on it, reporting on it, teaching about it, or conducting research. Repinning doesn't fall under any of those categories."
“YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT, TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, THE ENTIRE RISK ARISING OUT OF YOUR ACCESS TO AND USE OF THE SITE, APPLICATION, SERVICES AND SITE CONTENT REMAINS WITH YOU.”
Basically, Pinterest puts all the blame and potential legal fees on its users. I'd love to hear your thoughts on this. Do you think it's concerning? If so, is it worth the risk? See the entire article here.
P.S. Kurt and my love story was featured on Ruche today, you can read it here! I'm pretty excited about it.