How Your Business Could Get Sued For Using Pintrest! Or, Will Pintrest Bite You In The Bum?

Will Pintrest Bite You In The Bum?

Will Pintrest Bite You In The Bum?

Well here’s a sorry tail.  It’s only just really started hitting our shores and the scaremongers are out and about!  So what’s all this about the risk of getting sued by using Pintrest?

This excellent article explains it very well and with a bit of background as well, so head over here – but not until we have a look at how this could have happened.

It all seems to be around Pintrests TOC’s (Terms and Conditions) around the selling of images – that’s SELLING mind you, not USING.

If you want to compare the Pintrest TOC’s then here is the Pintrest Link (member content clause) and here is the corresponding Facebook TOC (clause 2.1). I’m afraid it’s too late and just too boring for me to head over there right now and do a bit of analysis, but if you can’t nod off then this should certainly help.  In fact, at absolutely no extra cost to you, I’ve extracted the relevant bits so you can fill your boots.

Pinterest TOS:

We may, in our sole discretion, permit Members to post, upload, publish, submit or transmit Member Content. By making available any Member Content through the Site, Application or Services, you hereby grant to Cold Brew Labs a worldwide, irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive, transferable, royalty-free license, with the right to sublicense, to use, copy, adapt, modify, distribute, license, sell, transfer, publicly display, publicly perform, transmit, stream, broadcast, access, view, and otherwise exploit such Member Content only on, through or by means of the Site, Application or Services. Cold Brew Labs does not claim any ownership rights in any such Member Content and nothing in these Terms will be deemed to restrict any rights that you may have to use and exploit any such Member Content.

Facebook’s TOS:

“For content that is covered by intellectual property rights, like photos and videos (IP content), you specifically give us the following permission, subject to your privacy and application settings: you grant us a non-exclusive, transferable, sub-licensable, royalty-free, worldwide license to use any IP content that you post on or in connection with Facebook (IP License). This IP License ends when you delete your IP content or your account unless your content has been shared with others, and they have not deleted it.”

As always, this post isn’t offering legal advice (although I would have expected that to be very clear!) so if this sort of thing really matters to you and your business, then you ought to get proper legal advice.  If not then dive in or just ‘watch this space’ for a while.

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