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Pinterest & Intellectual Property

This board was created AFTER the April, 2012 change in Pinterest's Terms of Service, so it doesn't reflect the protests and concerns that were rampant before that time. Some of those can be found in the "Verrrrry Pinteresting!" board in Category 3, Social Media & Internet Boards.

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Pinterest & Intellectual Property

Pinterest & Intellectual Property

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"How to Properly Pin to Pinterest – a tutorial" -- good overview of some of the intellectual property issues and how to be sure you're giving credit where credit is due

How to Properly Pin to Pinterest - a tutorial

I claim ownership of NOTHING on my boards. [Should you wish to have an image removed that you own, or if you know of a correction to be made or an attribution to be given, please just contact me by adding your comment to the relevant pin, or any pin of your choice.]

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Good Theft vs. Bad Theft: Curation vs. Republishing Visualized | Content Curation World | Robin Good via -- this is listed in regard to content curation, but it has equal merit when contemplating what and how to pin on Pinterest

This is a really good flowchart of the decision tree for posting an image. Officially: "Credits," via Weekday Carnival; "poster created by Erin Loechner and pia bijkerk (with yvette's lovely handmade fonts!)"

" and Copyright," by Lucy Holmes Plovnick, Intellectual Property Magazine, May 2012.

"A Timeline of Intellectual Property Issues on Pinterest." [With an update talking about the changes that went into effect in early April, 2012.] Posted on March 28, 2012 by jmornini

"Copyright doubts still pinned to Pinterest despite changes." ( [No graphic available; this graphic by langwitches, via Flickr]

Pinterest Lets Publishers Protect Their Images from Getting Pinned. This article was written before Pinterest's change in the terms of service, but it's a good look at the Internet and Fair Use in terms of copyright rights for companies and individuals. Explains why and how things may be used...good overview.

As with most pins on Pinterest, I do not own the rights to most of the images/videos pinned on my boards. I DO however try to provide the original source ~ preferably the rights owner ~ for all images/videos. Should you wish to have an image removed, or you would like me to make a correction, please just contact me by adding your comment to the relevant pin, or any pin of your choice. -- Thanks to @Julia etc for this disclaimer.