Friday, 9 March 2012

Goodbye Pinterest?

It is a sad sad day for me today.  I have just been alerted to the fact that one of my favourite sites - Pinterest - may have to be deleted from my life.   There are real concerns over copyright and the legal ramifications of pinning images.  I won't even try to explian but please  read this article by Kirsten who makes some very startling and frankly nerve wracking points about the small print in Pinterest's terms of service!

I am going to have to re-think my Pinterest account which saddens me but I just don't think the risk is worth it.

Do you have a Pinterest account?  What are you going to do?


Catherine said...

Thank you for sharing! Very worth reading. I have only just started a Pinterest account and I think mine will be going.

Lana said...

I think there are a lot of other sites that do the same thing for example Delicious, and others. Sites like YouTube just remove the video if the owner or creator complains and wants it removed. I think pinterest should handle it the same way. I think most people would like marketing back to their website or blog. It is probably only a small number of people abusing the site. If people are not profiting from someone else's work I don't see why it should be a problem.