Chas Begley: Tech Crunch is reporting that Flickr has announced a partnership with Pinterest to add a share button to its site.
The button will solve the problem of pictures being pinned from Flickr without proper attribution to the copyright holder. Now any image shared from Flickr will be attributed with the photographer’s name, the title and a link to the photo page. Any Flickr image that is embedded on another website and pinned from there will now link directly to the original image on Flickr rather than the embedded site.
Photo owners will still have the options to prevent the sharing of their image it they choose.
The news is the latest in a series of moves by Pinterest to address the copyright issue and the problem of correct attribution. It is also indicative of Pinterest entering the mainstream life of the web with Pin It buttons also appearing recently on eBay and Amazon.
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Via The Write Connection