Could Pinterest become the next Napster? - Therese Poletti's Tech Tales By Therese Poletti , MarketWatch SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — Kirsten Kowalski, a lawyer and photographer in the Atlanta area, has had much more than 15 minutes of fame since she wrote a blog post late last month titled “Why I tearfully deleted my Pinterest Inspiration boards.” She even got a phone call from Pinterest’s co-founder and chief executive, Ben Silbermann, after her post went viral, and she talked to him for an hour, during which she relayed some of her concerns about how the site is enabling copyright infringement. Read Kowalski’s blog post on her conversation with Silbermann. Pinterest, for those not yet familiar with this latest Internet phenomenon, is a site that lets users “pin” images onto bulletin boards that they’ve created. It’s a sort of virtual scrapbook, where users can collect ideas they run across on the Internet, such as recipes, home decor, gardening, do-it-yourself projects.
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