• 1stMate

    I have a question: is it legal to use historic photos from Pinterest in a publication about antiques? Would we just tag each photo with “Pinterest.com?”

    • MM

      Well, the photo belongs to whoever took it. It may be “legal” but it’s probably worth just asking the owner for permission. If you hover over the “Pin,” or photo you’re interested in, it will show you in the bottom left corner where it originated from. That would be how to track down the person/organization to ask about using it. The best way to ensure you don’t step on any toes is to simply ask. In my experience, unless they’re a professional photographer that makes money from their images, they won’t mind. But people will get huffy if they see their images used without permission.

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