PINTEREST changed its mind… will not be able to SELL your content as of 4/6/2012 1

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PINTEREST emailed me last night that they revised their Terms of Use to address some of the issues I blogged about yesterday by revising their Terms of Use. The new Terms of Use are available at http://pinterest.com/about/terms/

Under these revised terms… you will be granting the site a:

a non-exclusive, royalty-free, transferable, sublicensable, worldwide license to use, display, reproduce, re-pin, modify (e.g., re-format), re-arrange, and distribute your User Content on Pinterest for the purposes of operating and providing the Service(s) to you and to our other Users. Nothing in these Terms shall restrict Pinterest’s rights under separate licenses to User Content. Please remember that the Pinterest Service is a public platform, and that other Users may search for, see, use, and/or re-pin any User Content that you make publicly available through the Service. (this is subject to ‘applicable account settings you select’)

GOOD NEWS: the site will no longer be authorized to SELL posted content.

WATCH OUT FOR:

  • Your account settings
  • Post only your own original work or work you are authorized to distribute and license (or the content can be removed for copyright infringement if the actual owner requests PINTEREST to do so)
  • Post only work that you have permission to use in this way

IT’S Good news that these changes have been made. (This is an instance where the Terms of Use have been revised to add protection to the users content). BRAVO!

BY: Vanessa Kaster, Esq., LL.M.

www.kasterlegal.com

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