Pinterest Allows Sites To Block “Pinning”
Image sharing site Pinterest has exploded in popularity over the last year- but not among copyright enforcers. To ease concerns over copyright infringement, the site has introduced a script that will allow other websites to block any material from being “pinned” to the social network, co-founder Ben Silbermann announced in a blog post on Monday.
“As a company, we care about respecting the rights of copyright holders,” Silberman wrote, noting that they “work hard” to comply with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act by qucikly removing any wrongly used copyrighted material brought to their attention by the rightful owner.
The post also claimed that most publishers “are excited about Pinterest,” as it “drives a lot of traffic to their websites.” Indeed, the site’s “Pin It” feature as popped up alongside similar functions from Facebook, StumbleUpon, Reddit, and other sites on many articles and images online.
What do you think? Is this a fair move by Pinterest, or a strike against what makes it cool?