I thought that Pinterest was a social media site without a conscious. Today I found that Pinterest is diametrically opposed to its clients 'pinning' photos that are copyrighted to a photographer and the client does not own the copyright.
This is Pinerest's page regarding Copyright: http://pinterest.com/about/copyright/?pin_id=209910032602917954
and their complaint form: http://pinterest.com/about/copyright/dmca/
Today I used their DMCA form to advise them of the pinning of a photo from my blog as shown below. Unpolished Life has taken my photo, removed my watermark, posted the photo to their blog and then pinned it to their Pinterest account, from where it has been re-pinned several times. Hope to see this Unpolished and UNPRINCIPLED blogger made aware of the Copyright Infringement.
If you don’t want anything from your website to show up on Pinterest ever, just add the following code before the
< /head> tag on any page of your site.
< meta name="pinterest" content="nopin" / >
to customize the no pin:
< meta name="pinterest" content="nopin" description="Sorry, no pinning of images on this site please!" / >
,,,,, remove the spaces before the > and after the < .....