Have You Ever Considered If Your Most Recent Activity On Pinterest Is Legal?
If you are anything like me, you have started using Pinterest and adding a pin on a regular basis. With it’s amazing ideas and tips and tricks on how to do everyday household things easier, you probably find yourself scrolling through its boards on a pretty regular basis.
However, did you ever stop and think about how the information got there in the first place? Is the information that you are pinning something that was stolen from another website? Did the person pinning the information get permission to post it there? While you may not even think twice before posting a pin, you may after reading this article.
You may be using other social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter. What you probably notice with those social media outlets is that typically they will ask you if you have permission to use the photo that you are about to post.
Pinterest has opted not to ask if you have permission as your pinning experience wouldn’t be nearly as easy if you had to have permission before posting each time.
You don’t want to find yourself in any type of legal trouble because you placed information from a website on Pinterest with the owners permission. This is particularly true in cases of art and do-it-yourself type projects. You don’t want anyone to think that you have stolen the idea.
However, before you make the decision to leave Pinterest, know that they have put a few safeguards into place to help ensure that you don’t get into legal trouble.
Websites now have the option to disable you from being able to make a post from their site. This will help keep you safe from legal ramifications and you won’t have to worry about asking permission before pinning.
While you may not be breaking any laws by repining or liking something on Pinterest make sure you consider what you pin from another website. Some websites are able to completely block to social media platform from being able to access their information. This is not only to protect you but also to protect Pinterest.
So keep pinning, but keep in mind that some information may not be wise to share if you don’t have the permission to do so.