In her most recent blog on Pinterest, Kyle-Beth Hilfer, Of Counsel to Collen IP, writes of the continuing copyright challenges posed by social media sharing site Pinterest. The bottom line, according to Hilfer is that, “[I]f you are going to put up content on Pinterest, get used to it being there for the duration and out of your control.” Pinterest’s new Terms of Service do offer some comfort to artists that the site is not out to hijack their work, but once it’s up there and re-pinned it’s going to be very difficult, if not impossible to remove it. The bottom lines is that Pinterest seems to be carving out its own Fair Use exception. Whether that’s good or bad remains to be seen. At present, it’s untested.
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