To Pinterest users, I want you to know that I welcome and cherish all my dear readers. If you have attempted to pin an image from this site, you may have noticed that I have blocked pinning. Please do not be angry with me, I have a good reason.
Although CulinaryLore participates in Pinterest, pinning is not allowed from this site due to the mix of images used, many of which are used under a purchased license or a creative commons license. Those used under a purchased license should not be pinned by anyone, from this or any other site.
As for those used under a CC license, unfortunately, when such images are pinned to Pinterest, the proper citations are usually not given. Or, if they are given, repinnners remove them from the descriptions of their own versions. In the past, I did not have the ability to apply a nopin attribute to individual images. At this time, due to the monumental task it would be to separately mark each image, I must regretfully block pinning from the site.
I must respect the rights of the image owners whose images I have used on this site. If you manually copy an image and pin it manually, please know that in some cases, you may be violating someone else’s copyright and, in essence, stealing. I would request, on their behalf, that you not do so unless you know that the image is public domain. Although it would make sense to pin an image used under a CC license and simply include the proper citation in the description, as above, you can’t control what happens when other users repin the image.
Although I choose images from this site to pin on Pinterest, most people who use the Pinterest do not understand that many of the images pinned there are being used illegally. I want you to know that I did not choose to block pinning out of anger or pique, but simply out of respect for the rights of the image owners. I’m no photographer, myself!