Pinterest and copyright

Episode 863 (1:14:38)

David from Rancho Cucamonga, CA

David has been told he needs to be on Pinterest if he wants to sell things online. Leo says it’s a very popular social media site and is by invitation only. It’s like a bulletin board for stuff you want to buy. So it kinda makes sense. When things are pinned, people follow them and buy stuff by referrals. But the problem with Pinterest is that they’re running into copyright issues with images that members are pinning that they don’t own. Here’s a good article on “How to use Pinterest Without Breaking the Law.”

It’s really kinda silly. But if people are putting up copyright images for others to view that prohibits commerce, then a take down is warranted. But that’s pretty much as bad as it would get.

Check out David’s site The Image Emporium.