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@Mrs Lunchbox: If its not yours to begin with, how can you give the right to sell it to pinterest?
ETA: Oh you’re only allowed to pin it if you own it. I’m sure nobody listens to that.
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I saw that earlier today and was wondering how that would work. I’m guessing it mostly applies to those who are the ones who pin it originally? Because how could they really take legal action against every person who repins an item? I’ll have to read it again a little more in depth when I have time. It mostly sounds like they are covering their asses so they don’t get sued but I’m not sure how likely it is to affect general users, but hey, I’m not a lawyer.
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I’m not sure! I’m still trying to look into it.. I think they are just covering themselves in the event of a lawsuit, but I’m really not sure how they’d trace it to everyone or how any of it would work. I’m definitely looking into it further.
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I also saw this article http://whatblag.com/2012/03/07/pinterest-we-have-a-problem/
What I don’t understand is why they would even HAVE the “repin” button if this is how pinterest is supposed to work!
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This is why I just “like” everything. All I want is to save the pins that I’m interested in so repining or posting to a board isn’t really necessary for me.
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Let me guess, a group of lawyers created pintrest? lol
Wow, well I hope this is not the case.
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I got a couple of emails from Pintrest telling me that they had deleted a few of my repins because the original copyright owner didn’t want his work on the site!
I would think that they would only be able to sell it if you are the original copyright owner, but I’m sure some lawyer would be able to figure out how it’s a violation of the 10% copyright/trademark rule and nail someone for simply repinning something.
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@UpstateCait: I didn’t realize you could just “like” things.. maybe I’ll try that! I ended up saving the links to the things I loved and deleting everything else I had.. but I love Pinterest!
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Uh OoOh, hope its not true
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- Wedding: September 2012 - Mother of the Bride's residence
I’m starting to get iffy on Pinterest. 🙁 I’ve been going through and deleting content that isn’t linked back to its proper owner (Tumblr is AWFUL for this) but I still don’t know if I feel right about it.
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I’m thinking the above is a reaction of Pinterest because they have come down under scrutiny recently by multiple companies and corporations for appropriation of assets. The whole concept of Pinterest is people taking images from WHERE-EVER and posting them, if the consumer doesn’t have legal rights for the image AND the image is reshared- the company could turn around and sue, and has a right too. Pinterest is attempting to save their own asses by taking the liability off of their company- and putting it on us. I know for my company, we must have 100% rights to EVERY image we post on Pinterest to be safe from a legal standpoint. Bottom line is, many companies don’t get the whole “shared” aspect of social media- why wouldn’t you want consumers to spread info about you?
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@MrsNerdy: What I don’t understand is why they would even HAVE the “repin” button if this is how pinterest is supposed to work!
I also don’t understand why I have a “Pin it” button on my browser…
I’ve only got into pinterest recently, definitely going to be more careful in future.