Thursday, March 15, 2012

PINTEREST could get you sued!

A very sad day for me, as I have recently been informed that PINTEREST is  not backing anyone up, and that pinning or repinning someone's "stuff' could lead to a lawsuit based on copyright.

some important links:
Why I Tearfully closed my Pinterest account

Do You Know What You Signed Up For

Dear Pinterest Please Change your Terms or we're Leaving

Above the Law


Kelly_Deal said...

That's so ridiculous! Whoever feels like they been stolen from on Pinterest should be flattered people are pinning their stuff!

petoskystone said...

The fact that Pinterest won't back up subscribers should they get sued, doesn't surprise me in the least. I didn't think they would. However, I am still waiting for a legal precedent to be set regarding subscribers level of due diligence before I get more active. It's not worth my time & effort if I have to be able to easily discern which site allows & which forbids me 'pinning' their goods.

Anonymous said...

Oh dear, i didnt know, I think i may have to look into that too :(
hugs June x

Toriz said...

The fact this is an issue speaks volumes; if people weren't so petty that they were willing to sue someone for pinning their stuff, then this wouldn't be an issue.

Keltikmystique said...

Seriously, that's nuts! I just signed up today too... hmm maybe I will leave as well; I don't like the idea that I may get sued :(

Magaly Guerrero said...

You know, last night we discussed Pinterest in a publishing workshop. Must people didn't know what it was exactly. After someone explained how it worked, one of those who had never heard of it brought up the issue of copy right. He made a pretty good case. Reading this now, I feel more reluctant to join the Pinterest fun.