One of the hottest new digital startups is finding itself in a curious discussion about modern copyright issues. How does Pinterest behave with respect to copyright law? The implications impact both the company and their individual users, you. The Verge has more:
Pinterest is designed, top to bottom, to make copies of photos on the internet. That’s a crucial difference from other sites that rely on users to post content: YouTube and Tumblr and Facebook all generally operate under the assumption that the majority of posted content is the user’s own, not someone else’s. Compare that to Pinterest, which presents as its primary interface a toolbar bookmarklet that rips all the images from any web page you’re on.
The comments to that piece may be of interest to those curious about media law.