(Closed) Pinterest Terms of Use

posted 9 years ago in Technology
Post # 3
4346 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@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.

Post # 4
4354 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

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.

Post # 7
10283 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

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. 

Post # 8
7286 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

Let me guess, a group of lawyers created pintrest? lol

Wow, well I hope this is not the case.

Post # 9
2319 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

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. 

Post # 12
906 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Uh OoOh, hope its not true

Post # 13
615 posts
Busy bee
  • 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.

Post # 14
499 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

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?

Post # 15
4597 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

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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.

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