Published on February 22nd, 2012 | by Kim LaCapria0
Pinterest Now Helping Sites Block Pins
Pinterest is apparently the best thing for traffic and sales since sliced bread, but apparently some people don’t want the site grabbing their images and redirecting thousands of users to it for some reason or another.
And earlier this week, it was revealed that Pinterest is helping sites stay off Pinterest if they so desire, apparently having fielded copyright complaints from some unnamed entities who have run into difficulty with rogue pins. In a blog post, the newly very popular service reiterated its commitment to protecting copyright, saying:
As a company, we care about respecting the rights of copyright holders. We work hard to follow the DMCA procedure for acting quickly when we receive notices of claimed copyright infringement. We have a form for reporting claims of copyright violations on our site here. Every pin has a flag to make reporting easier. We also know that copyright is a complicated and nuanced issue and we have knowledgable people who are providing lots of guidance.
In addition to the newly restated commitment to protecting copyright, Pinterest also announced that pins will have a 500 character limit- to discourage some Pinterest users from breaking up the site’s visual flow.