Pinterest & Copyright
Okay, so when I said in my last post “call me”, I didn’t really expect that Pinterest would actually call me. But it did. Or, rather, it’s founder, Ben Silbermann did. Now, to be fair, I did reach out to Pinterest first by sending an email saying “hey it’s little old me with a blog post that kind of went out of control and I’d love to give you a chance to respond.” Well, respond they did with an email from Ben Silbermann himself within just a few hours.
Just as guest blogger Beth Hayden and I were going to press with the Pinterest post on Monday, the s**t hit the fan. This blogger and that blogger have been raising legitimate concerns about Pinterest’s Terms of Service and copyright infringement. There is enough worry out there that I felt it necessary to follow up.
Making sure you receive proper attribution when your photos on Flickr are shared elsewhere on the web is very important to us. Given the sheer volume of fantastic photography that you upload to Flickr on a daily basis, it’s no surprise that photos on Flickr are amongst the most popular content pinned to Pinterest. Today, we are very happy to announce that we’ve worked closely with Pinterest to make it even easier for you to share to Pinterest in a way that will ensure that your Flickr photos are properly attributed, regardless where they are pinned from. <img src="http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7214/6982070136_f3c8d7165d_z.jpg" width="640" height="486" alt="pinterest_share_menu_fixed" border="0" />
Kirsten Kowalski of DDK Portrait s wrote a blog post about why she “tearfully” took down her Pinterest board s. The reason she gave was her concern over copyright infringement and the liability she felt she had opened up. Her blog post went viral, including an article on the ABA Journal about it, in part (I believe) because she is a lawyer.
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