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Is pinning to Pinterest a violation of copyright laws?


Unless you are pinning your own work and pin someone else's work, you might be violating copyright as you do not own the rights to this work.

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Best Answer Ellen (Greekgeek) says

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    DS Duby 4 years ago

    Pinterest does not believe it is vulnerable to lawsuits regarding copyright infringement and is protected under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.

    We've reached out to Pinterest to find out what their official policy regarding images that potentia

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Mary Krenz (janiek13) says

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    Cappy Kalzoon 4 years ago

    Oh god no, I have to settle with a photographer for copyright infringement regarding a repin. I did repin something that the original pinner had no right to upload, that's how I fell in the vat of molasses.


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    Lori J Latimer (LillyGrillzit) 4 years ago

    Thanks again Cappy for setting me straight. It is a sticky wicket we find ourselves in. Those who do produce unique content, and honestly hope to promote their writing peers, need to use extra caution when re-pinning. Yipes

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Learn Things Web says

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    Cappy Kalzoon 4 years ago

    "if it was clearly pinned by the owner." I got in trouble for repinning something that said "uploaded by user." The user had gone around a "no pinning" message by saving on his compy and uploading to Pinterest. DO NOT REPIN ANYTHING

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Tricia1000 says

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Laura Brown (That Grrl) says

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    Marisa Wright 4 years ago

    "Fair Use" means you use only PART of the copyright work, so fair use can't apply to photographs. You pin a photo or artwork that doesn't belong to you, you violate copyright. No grery area. Some people have already been prosecuted for it.

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Jennifer McLeod (JenJen0703) says

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    Cappy Kalzoon 4 years ago

    It's copyright infringement even if you credit the original author. Pinterest isn't just a link, you're uploading complete photographs. Some people complain that they get no traffic from Pinterest, I guess we're wrong to assume they'll be happy.


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    Ellen (Greekgeek) 4 years ago

    This is false. Giving ceedit absolves you of plagiarism, but that's not going to help you with copyright at all.

    Plagiarism is taking credit for work that's not yours.

    Violating copyright is using someone else's work without permission.


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