Big news for all the Pinterest fans out there, and I suppose the Pinterest haters as well, they have updated their Terms. For those that don’t know this blew up a few weeks ago when someone went through the Terms in the Pinterest user agreement and notice a line that stated they could sell their content. Of course Photographers around the world jumped up and down about it, blogged about it and generally stayed away from the sharing network.
As it turns out, and as many of use thought, Pinterest had no intention of selling content that didn’t belong to them. Why it was in the Terms to begin with? Who knows! Here’s an excerpt from the Pinterest blog.
Our original Terms stated that by posting content to Pinterest you grant Pinterest the right for us to sell your content. Selling content was never our intention and we removed this from our updated Terms.
We updated our Acceptable Use Policy and we will not allow pins that explicitly encourage self-harm or self-abuse.
We released simpler tools for anyone to report alleged copyright or trademark infringements.
I’ve found Pinterest to be quite a good traffic source over the few weeks/months that I’ve been using it. To me it is fun and easy way to share things and find things on the internet. I urge you to give it a shot.