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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Pinterest does not believe it is vulnerable to lawsuits regarding copyright infringement and is protected under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.
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"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
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.
You may pin your OWN work: you own the copyright, so you can decide. If you want Pinterest users to share it and use Pinterest codes to embed it on their websites and make money with it, pin it!
It's illegal to do that to other people's work.
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
"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.
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.
You need to read basic copyright law or you're going to run into trouble down the road. Copy RiGHT is the RIGHT to decide who copies your work.
In school, you were taught to give credit. This was to avoid PLAGIARISM. It doesn't help with copyright.
I think you're missing the point. You're not pinning your article, you're pinning an image. It's the copyright on that image that matters. If you don't credit the photographer (for CC) then you've broken copyright.
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.
if you ask me it sounds like pinterest is just a lawsuit waiting to happen for content writers, I retract my former answer and I think I will just delete my pinterest account. Thanks for all the helpful info.
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