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Archive | March 25, 2012

Pinterest To Change Terms of Use

After a building online controversy in recent weeks about the content of their terms of service, Pinterest has announced this week that they are changing their terms of use to address the biggest point of concern of users and internet content producers. The site’s new terms of use will go into effect on April 6th, 2012.

Controversy had been building online about wording in the site’s existing terms of use that stipulated that users were granting the service the right to sell content that they posted to the site. This terminology was making many internet content producers and copyright holders extremely nervous about allowing their content to be “pinned” to the site, for fear of it being commercialized in some way they had no control over. Many sites were installing “no pin” code restricting Pinterest from being utilized with their sites. Backlash against the site was growing and loud, to the point that it seemed the issue was causing the site’s popularity to fall as fast as it had previously been rising. Continue Reading →

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