There’s no doubt that Pinterest has exploded in popularity in recent months. But with that boom has come concerns for some users about copyright law.
Pinterest allows its users to create virtual bulletin boards by pinning content from across the web, including photos and recipes.
Some lawyers say that could potentially leave Pinterest users vulnerable to lawsuits — if they don’t have permission to use the content.
The rules might be hard to swallow for average users of Pinterest, which bills itself as a site that lets you organize and share “all the beautiful things you find on the web” and advises users in its etiquette code to “try not to use Pinterest purely as a tool for self-promotion.” [read]