On Monday, February 20th The Official Pinterest blog entry was focused on copyright. Web sites are now able to opt-out of having their images pinned by Pinterest’s users by inserting code into their headers. (It works much the same way robots.txt does in keeping search engine spiders from crawling your site.)
Pinterest, concerned about hapless, unwitting copyright violators and extremely concerned about copyright holders has made things easier for holders to protect themselves against wayward and greedy pinners. They have released code which will allow websites to prevent material from being plastered on the Pinterest social pinboard without regard. The code, accessible through the site’s help page, works this way. An unauthorized pinner will see a message stating, “This site doesn’t allow pinning to Pinterest. Please contact the owner with any questions. Thanks for visiting!” The violating pinner will see this when the code has been added to the copyright holder’s site.
via Pinterest Users Need to Read the Fine Print | Technorati Media.
For more on Pinterest read Why I Don’t Mind Pinterest Hijacking My Links — BlogWorld & New Media Expo Blog.
Also note this article that Jean brought to my attention. “Some people have 30 or 40 boards, 900 pins, 600 likes. . . . They’re just going crazy,” says Karl Kovacs, a social media expert from Edmonton. — Could Pinterest play lead to virtual hoarding? Pintervention, anyone?