Think Before You Pin
Pinterest is one of the fastest growing social media sites.
Pinterest enables users to "pin" interesting things to a virtual
pinboard to share with others. A pinboard is largely a collection
of images organized by topic (home decorating, wedding planning, etc.).
A recent article calls into question the potential risks that users
face by "pinning" third party content. As pointed out in the article:
YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT, TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, THE ENTIRE RISK ARISING OUT OF YOUR ACCESS TO AND USE OF THE SITE, APPLICATION, SERVICES AND SITE CONTENT REMAINS WITH YOU.
Additionally, Pinterest wants you to indemnify them if your posts create
a liability for them.
You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold Cold Brew Labs, its officers,
directors, employees and agents, harmless from and against any claims,
liabilities, damages, losses, and expenses, including, without limitation,
reasonable legal and accounting fees, arising out of or in any way
connected with (i) your access to or use of the Site, Application, Services
or Site Content, (ii) your Member Content, or (iii) your violation of these
Sites hosting user uploaded content can shield themselves from liability by
leveraging the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. Does this leave users
holding the bag if there is infringement?
Posted by Pillsbury's Virtual World Team
Posted In: Copyright , DMCA , Terms of Service
Visit their blog at http://www.virtualworldlaw.com/2012/02/think-before-you-pin.html
There is lots of useful info on their site that could help keep you out of trouble.
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