Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Pinterest Updates Terms of Service

On March 22, 2012 , I posted an article on  Pinterest, the pin - board styled social sharing website.
I mentioned it's mission statement and its business practices that I and many other creatives felt infringed on copyright and unwarranted usage.

It has been announced in an email that Pinterest has updated its Terms of Service.  A very welcomed email at that. In the coming weeks I will  mention the ramifications  of these new terms of service.

For the moment I have attached a copy of Pinterest's new Terms of Service as sent to me.


Updated Terms of Service

Over the last few weeks, we've been working on an update to our Terms. When we first launched Pinterest, we used a standard set of Terms. We think that the updated Terms of ServiceAcceptable Use Policy, and Privacy Policy are easier to understand and better reflect the direction our company is headed in the future. We'd encourage you to read these changes in their entirety, but we thought there were a few changes worth noting.
  • Our original Terms stated that by posting content to Pinterest you grant Pinterest the right for 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.
  • Finally, we added language that will pave the way for new features such as a Pinterest API and Private Pinboards.
We think these changes are important and we encourage you to review the new documents here. These terms will go into effect for all users on April 6, 2012.
Like everything at Pinterest, these updates are a work in progress that we will continue to improve upon. We're working hard to make Pinterest the best place for you to find inspiration from people who share your interest. We've gotten a lot of help from our community as we've crafted these Terms.
Ben & the Pinterest Team

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