Sunday, February 26, 2012

Pin Away {Permission Granted}

There has been a lot of controversy lately regarding the legality of "pinning" onto personal pinboards on Pinterest.  If you are a pinner, I strongly suggest you read up on the subject.  Pinterest's own Terms of Use are a bit confusing.
Follow Me on PinterestWill I be deleting my Pinterest account or my boards? No way!  But I will continue to be careful in what I pin and share {and make sure to link back to the original source}.  Even though Pinterest is an online sharing community, I still do not want to be liable for any copyright infrigement hugabaloo.

Laura Candler at Corkboard Connections has created a "Permission to Pin" badge.  I have joined other educators in displaying this badge on the right-side toolbar of my blog.  What this means is that:

Yes, you have permission to pin images from my site {Mrs. Lirette's Learning Detectives} and my Teachers Pay Teachers store.  Please follow my Pinterest boards and pin away!


2 comments:

  1. I think that people are overreacting!!!!!

    If they put their idea online, they are giving you permission to look at it and save the idea to find it later {pinning it}.

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    1. I completely agree, Rachelle, and that is why I am definitely not going to delete my boards! I LOVE Pinterest! If someone uploads a picture, they have to know that they no longer have control over who views it, or "pins" it in this case. As an educator, I WANT my ideas and products out there! I want to encourage people to repin my images. That's why I added the "Permission to Pin" badge and posted about it. Just in case. :)

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