Pin It! – It May Have Been Too Good to be True

When something seems too good to be true, it’s usually trouble.

I’ve just read this page about PINTEREST and the possible implications and serious consequences that could result from using it like we all have been doing.

So as of this date, I am hereby deleting all my Pinterest boards and getting out of there. I am not recommending you do the same but I do recommend you read the above-referenced page as well as this page about the same subject.

We all have our own personal troubles and problems going on, so I don’t feel that we need a lot of legal problems down the road just because what seemed like a good idea and lots of fun got out of hand by some greedy lawyers.

And if you find that everything I am afraid of is null and void, don’t tell me right away because I will be deleting my boards right now anyway.

Life can be mean sometimes…

Bex

P.S. I have always loved those clocks some of you have so I got one too. If you put your cursor over it to any time zone, you can see what is included in that time zone and what time it is there. Cool!

http://www.clocklink.com/clocks/world001-gray.swf?TimeZone=EST&

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10 Responses to Pin It! – It May Have Been Too Good to be True

  1. TopsyTurvy says:

    Yup. You were from the opposite side of the copyright story than I am, Bex, but I got out of there too. I had major problems with the part of their TOS that said that if you pin something to Pinterest that they become the owners of it. Um, no!

    Yes, it’s a shame that the poor wording of their TOS and someone not having thoroughly thought out a good idea could ruin the application.

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  2. SANDY from Iowa says:

    Best Thing I done this new day is to be rid of Pinterest…I dont need more worry in my life as to what someone might do to me…maybe they never will but why chance it.
    Free now to do the things in life I was doing before”P”..thanks Bex for informing us..no worry dear..you did right in sharing this info..we can take it or leave it…I took it with one push of delete and never looked back 🙂

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  3. Michael says:

    I’m kind of glad I never looked into Pinterest closely enough to figure out its appeal. The fewer TOS I have to read, the better.

    Very cool clock!

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  4. mz. em says:

    Now I am convinced I need to get off of Pinterest. Thanks for being the whistle blower. Besides, getting off of Pinterest will give me more time to read my favorite people.

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  5. Anna says:

    I’d been building up to looking at Pinterest, but now I shall just cross that off my list. xxx

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  6. WendyNC says:

    I like the point made my l’empress.

    The issue isn’t lawyers–it’s law breakers who don’t respect copyright. The current copyright laws never contemplated the Internet and there’s going to have to be some hard thinking to make the necessary adaptations, but in the meantime, if we don’t honor those laws and our terms of service agreements, we could find ourselves operating under a very simplistic–and possibly very nasty–code of law.

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  7. l'empress says:

    I am more afraid of having my own stuff stolen than I am of being sued. If the developers of the Internet Highway had foreseen how some people would appropriate what is not public domain, they might never have gone forward.

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  8. SANDY from Iowa says:

    In one push I was free of over 3000 pins in a short time…now I will have time to dust and mop 🙂
    I think you did right Bex.

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  9. Bex says:

    Maybe I read it all wrong, but the probability that all those Pinterest users have checked for copyrights and have permission to use all those millions of images is absurd. No one does I’ll bet. And who really READs the Terms of Services anyway?

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  10. Ericmayer says:

    Sounds like only post what you have rights to pretty much ruins the whole purpose. Frankly I think copyright laws are archaic and ridiculous as applied to the Internet but unfortunately the laws are what are.

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