Pinterest Copyright Issues: The Wall Street Journal

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Pinterest Copyright Issues:  The Wall Street Journal

Many us us that use Pinterest are concerned with the potential copyright issues that are involved when we pin images to the website.  Pinterest, which was founded in 2009, is experiencing very rapid growth with over 17 million unique users during February.
 
An article by Therese Poletti, in the Technology section of The Wall Street Journal discusses the issue.  Is Pinterest the Next Napster?  Included is an article by Steve Eder:  Avoiding Pinning Pitfalls:  Lawyers Suggest These Guidelines for Users
 
Some of us recall that a court shut down Napster, the music sharing website, due to copyright issues. With Pinterest, professional photographers are among the leaders of those that are expressing copyright concerns.  Some photographers rely on the income generated from the reproduction of their images.
 
Copyright lawyers are advising Pinterest users to pin content that they own and avoid pinning content owned by others. Pinterest users should carefully read the terms and conditions because they indemnify the company for damages that might arise from the users pins.
 
Please share the steps that you are taking to avoid copyright issues on Pinterest. 
 
As we enjoy the spring weather, it is a good time to take photographs that we can share on Pinterest.
 
Crocuses, Kentlands Spring Flowers IMG_4745
Photographs by Roy Kelley using a Canon PowerShot G11 camera.
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
 
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Roy - I haven't been down the Pininterest road and guess I'll stay clear.  I sure don't need any unnecessary problems

March 14, 2012 02:25 PM
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Thanks for your comments.  You should have a presence on Pinterest, with your profile information.  Use you own photographs for the boards you create for each community in your market.

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Photographs by Roy Kelley using a Canon PowerShot G11 camera.

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March 14, 2012 02:35 PM
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Hi Roy, This is a very interesting topic and I have a read some about this on the Flipbook app on the iPad. I have never added anything to my account and not sure I will be anytime soon. Still trying to see the benefit and I am not there as yet.
March 14, 2012 08:23 PM
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Hi Roy,

It's so confusing.  It's hard to understand the difference between sharing on FB and pinning on Pinterest.  Thanks so much for sharing - it's good to be informed!

March 15, 2012 12:19 AM
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Good morning.  Thanks so much for your comments.  All of us need to be aware of copyright guidelines and should avoid using material that belong to others unless we have obtained permission.

 

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