Since the purpose of Pinterest is for users to populate the site with images they do not own, the network has been in a legal gray area ever since users discovered that pinning content from around the Web might be on the wrong side of the law. Pinterest users, concerned that the sites’ vague policies could get them sued or worse, have even been deleting their boards to avoid uncertain punishment from copyright holders and Pinterest itself. What’s more, few users who expressed their concerns with copyright were about to get a response from Pinterest. Pinterest Updates Terms and Conditions, Preps API - Aurora. Fast growing social sharing site Pinterest has introduced significant changes to its terms of service and began to develop APIs to open the service up to third party developers and services.
For my latest post about future Pinterest private boards and current alternatives click here.
As many of us have speculated, Pinterest today acknowledged that their original terms of service were a standard set of terms that didn’t really reflect the intent of what Pinterest was or is. To correct this, Pinterest announced a number of changes to their terms of service, acceptable use and privacy policies. Terms of Service. Thank you for using Pinterest!
Mon is a partner in the Advertising Law practice at Kelley Drye & Warren LLP and his co-author, John J. Heitmann, is a partner in the firm’s Telecommunications group. Read more on Kelley Drye’s advertising blog, Ad Law Access, or keep up with the group on Facebook or Twitter. How Your Business Can Use Pinterest and Reduce Your Legal Risks - Aurora. Pinterest se pique aux règles du droit d’auteur. Flickr adds Pinterest opt-out code to copyrighted photos. Photo-sharing site Flickr has added Pinterest's new opt-out code to all Flickr pages with copyrighted or protected images, according to a VentureBeat story published Friday night.
Yahoo-owned Flickr did not immediately return an e-mail seeking confirmation on the move, but the site reportedly told VentureBeat that the code appears on all "non-public/non-safe pages, as well as when a member has disabled sharing of their Flickr content.... This means only content that is 'safe,' 'public,' and has the sharing button enabled can be pinned to Pinterest. " The virtual pinboard site, which is still in private beta, has grown at breakneck speed . And with that growth has come concerns about copyright violation.
And while that may be so, its position is disingenuous to the point of irony. The problem is that "sharing whatever you like" and copyright infringement are, well, sort of the same thing. Lawyer assesses Pinterest's copyright situation - Aurora. Flickr Is Fighting Against Copyright Theft On Pinterest.
How Pinterest Uses Your Content Without Violating Copyright Laws. Pinterest, the increasingly popular pinboarding social network, is able to present a visually arresting interface in large part by using copyrighted images pinned by users.
"It's a huge concern for creative bloggers," said Amy Anderson, who blogs on the arts and crafts site Crafter Minds. "I don't think Pinterest does anything to help protect copyright besides removing content when people ask. " Pinterest is able to avoid violating U.S. copyright laws thanks to a provision in the Internet Service Providers Act, which gives immunity to sites that publish information provided by others, according to Aaron Messing, an associate with OlenderFeldman LLP in New Jersey.
As long as Pinterest continues to comply with a provision of the Digital Millenium Copyright Act that requires it to remove content when asked by the copyright owner, users are free to continue pinning any images they find on the Internet. Pinterest and your rights - Tech Tonic. Video transcript Samsung is aggressively chasing an even greater share of the global smartphone market.
And on day two of the Mobile World Congress trade show in Barcelona, it showed off a new variation of the successful Galaxy smartphone called the Beam. It has a touch screen like normal, but can also send a powerful beam of light to project media against any surface. Will Bin is the the phone's product manager and says the Galaxy Beam is like carrying a television in your pocket. (SOUNDBITE) (English) WILL BIN, SAMSUNG PRODUCT MANAGER FOR GALAXY BEAM, SAYING: "This phone can do what your TV cannot do.