20 March, 2012


Do you use Pinterest?
I do and well, I'm thinking about deleting my account with them actually.  I've been thinking lately about all the images there & what can be done to your own images....  and then I stumbled across this today..
What do you think?  I'd love your opinion on this, let's chat about this.


  1. What I also meant to add was that with me using Pinterest heaps & heaps lately, I find myself looking at peoples blogs a lot less & I can't even remember the last time I purchased a craft book. And I miss checking out the blogs, seeing what people are saying as well as showing and I really, really miss books! Cheers, Rie.

  2. I joined pinterest, but have never used it. I decided to proceed with caution as I had heard some things I didn't like about copyright but with me proceeding with caution means I never get round to doing it!

  3. woah im guilty of glossing over those terms and conditions largely outlined at the link you've posted. i am new to pintrest and was having fun. now im not so sure : (

  4. Hello!

    I deleted mine last week.

    I was very sad about it, but was quite worried about the conditions (after I took the time to read about them, thanks to other bloggers)... I blogged about my decision here:


  5. yeah i´ve been hearing rumblings for a while. i try to stay away because i find it addicting...
    big hugs!

  6. Oh gosh OH GOSH....

    I really like it but then I also have principles... Maybe I can book mark them all and delete it.

  7. I have only just joined pinterest and was having fun using it until I read this, it's quite scary really, you really have to read that small print no matter how boring it is. Looks like I will have to delete it. :(

  8. I read all the small print and decided not to join. It is good that you have brought this to everyone's attention. Marion x

  9. I am considering deleting mine, as well.

    This will be an interesting thread to follow. Thank you for bringing it up. =)

  10. Thanks for helping to spread the word, Rie. I hope that Pinterest will change their TOS to make it safe for all of us to use it again.
    I appreciate your help.


    p.s. I'm your newest follower...great blog!!

  11. Pinterest is currently working on updating their terms so nobody needs to be deleting their boards/accounts! Here is what they wrote to me:

    Hi Whimsy,

    We are in the process of updating our terms - expect to see new terms soon.

    Pinterest provides a service platform through which people share images, videos, commentary and links with friends or with others. The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) provides safe harbors for exactly this type of platform. If a copyright holder objects to any of the postings – and so far very few have objected – Pinterest will follow the safe harbor procedures set forth in the DMCA.

    The best practice for users is not to Pin content that is clearly labeled with a copyrighted. However, we protect users by adhering to the industry standard DMCA process for copyright complaints - when we are notified that content is appearing without permission, we quickly delete it and notify users. The DMCA process ensures that copyright owners approach Pinterest with any concerns, and that all concerns are quickly resolved.

    We are committed to making our passion for content discovery beneficial to everyone, including both users and the creators of the content we love so much. We are speaking with content providers to ensure Pinterest is a benefit to their business, and we are building features to help them control their content.

    Let us know if you have any more questions or concerns. Thanks for using Pinterest.

    Pinterest - Community Specialist

  12. From the above comment about Pinterest calming fears, "The best practice for users is not to Pin content that is clearly labeled with a copyrighted." *Typo Pinterest not me. Well, almost everything is copyrighted in one form or another. Everything on Flickr, blogs etc... What really upsets me is that some of the biggest (and I mean BIGGEST conglomerate type blogs)are pinning from Tumblr, weheartit, etc... with no original sources. If I were to take their images and then put them on my blog, and not credit them, I think I'd hear about it. But Pinterest seems to be like the wild wild west where you can do/say one thing on your own blog (the ones that I don't want to mention) and then pin away with no attribution, no sources, from duitang (that steals entire tutorials and is now clogging up Pinterest)and other dubious sources. I have a love/hate relationship with Pinterest but usually find something I like and use google image search to find the real source. But I've already deleted several boards and numerous pins.


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