Is Pinterest A Risk Worth Taking?

09 Jul

…”Pinterest encourages repinning community photos though, so Kirsten found it hard to believe the act was unlawful.”

…”Copyrighted work can only be used without permission when someone is criticizing it, commenting on it, reporting on it, teaching about it, or conducting research. Repinning doesn’t fall under any of those categories.”

…”if a photographer sues you for pinning an image illegally on Pinterest, the user must not only pay for his or her lawyer, they must also pay for Pinterest’s lawyer. In addition, the defendant must pay all charges against him or herself, along with all of Pinterest’s charges.”

-from “A Lawyer Who Is Also A Photographer Just Deleted All Her Pinterest Boards Out Of Fear” by Alyson Shontell, 28 Feb 2012 Business Insider


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