Some of you may or may not have read this article by DDK Portraits that has been circulating for awhile now. In this post, the legalities of Pinterest are investigated and how it would affect users, like you and me, should a lawsuit arise out of illegal pinning. Did you know that if someone sued you for copyright infringement for the use of their image, you are responsible for not only your own legal fees but for also any fees incurred by Pinterest!?!) I read it and thought OMG...I sure don't want to get sued, nor would I want to pay for someone else's legal fees! But I brushed it aside and went on pinning...because I love pinning!!! It is the best thing since, well...the invention of the internet...?!
My worries were deepened a bit when I opened up an email from LinkedIn this morning and the top article in their news report was the above mentioned article. So again I am wondering about this whole pinterest thing. Maybe I was just safer saving images to my computer? Of course then I didn't know where the original source came from, but if it was just a pretty picture that only I wanted to look at, did it matter? I guess I would probably have more time on my hands if I chose to delete my Pinterest boards. Pinterest is one of my top referrals to my blog, so how would that affect my traffic if it was no longer? And as far as using images on my blog, I would do it the old fashioned way and google it and then cite the original source. But how is that different then using Pinterest and citing the original source? It's kinda confusing on what you can and can't do....
What are your thoughts on this? Are you worried about your boards and pins on Pinterest?