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Sunday, February 26, 2012

Permission To Pin

Thanks to Laura Candler's Corkboard Connections, I learned some new information that concerns all of use who are Pinterest junkies. When reading Pinterest's fine print, you will find the following statement:

By making available any Member Content through the Site, Application or Services, you hereby grant to Cold Brew Labs a worldwide, irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive, transferable, royalty-free license, with the right to sublicense, to use, copy, adapt, modify, distribute, license, sell, transfer, publicly display, publicly perform, transmit, stream, broadcast, access, view, and otherwise exploit such Member Content only on, through or by means of the Site, Application or Services.

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Basically, we claim we own the rights to the images we are pinning, and Pinterest can sell those images if they so choose.

So, saying that, I give you permission to Pin anything from my blog. However, I will no longer knowingly post from someone's blog unless I have been given permission to do so. How will I know I have permission? Follow these steps from Laura Candler's Corkboard Connection.

  1. Add this red Permission to Pin badge to your website or blog by copying and pasting the HTML code below into your blog post or sidebar. Placing it on the sidebar will serve as a permanent symbol that you are giving permission to pin. Link the image back to this exact blog post so others will know what is going on.
    <center><a href="" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" /></a></center>
  2. Create a blog post that briefly explains this issue and describes your permissions. Don't forget to include a link to your Pinterest page, too!
  3. Join the Link Up at the bottom of {this blog post} by adding your URL and the name of your blog or website to the link up area below. The URL you enter should go to your blog post giving visitors permission to pin, and the image should clearly identify your blog.