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Pinterest and your rights - Tech Tonic

Tuesday, February 28, 2012 - 02:41

Excitement around the meteoric rise of Pinterest may come at a cost to those jumping on the social media site. Its terms of service say it can distribute, license and sell any content you put on their site. What?! That's right. And it is creating an uproar in the online world with many people wondering - can Pinterest really do this? Anthony De Rosa gets to the bottom of this legalese with the help of tech, media and business lawyer and consultant, Ash Kalb.

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Just leaderless video about interest there's been a bit of an uproar about the terms of service to observe that worried about some minute information that they've put in terms where they're saying it can sell it manipulate and use some edit content that people are posting to their end boards right here in Green point Brooklyn talking -- -- a little bit about the business -- -- technology and media. He's also a taker who has a lot of adjusting hobbies around robots and lasers. Let's discuss a little bit about pay interest and -- terms of service which is caused a little bit of an uproar online people worry that they're gonna take their content and sell it. Well I think they should be no more worried in the -- and using any other social media site. Interest is really asking for anything more than most web sites normally ask for -- it's just that they said it more explicitly a lot of web sites to. But they're putting word excel and their terms of service where it doesn't show up and Facebook's terms of service doesn't show in public service service. And -- terms of service it says it can sell through the API so him. It seems a little bit more nefarious that they put the word -- there and yet if you really expand the concept itself beyond just repackaging you've given them. All of this -- sell your contact every day all that. That's exactly what I'm putting ads on my putting out -- -- -- giving demographic information putting hats on the page I mean they're in the business of selling your content right. They don't think they're they're great and they they can be very nice but they don't exist for you -- for themselves so how do we protect. Copyright holders. And allow people to feel like -- still -- benefit in some way from what. They're producing. And and allow sites like YouTube and Tumblr Twitter to exist as far as protecting the copyright holders I I personally believe. That the traditional copyright model is just dead I don't think it's effective I don't think it's a good idea for anybody to build a business at this point based on. If you're -- filmmaker today you have to make a film expecting it be pirate. -- -- May not be right in and be fair but it's rational it's rational to have an expectation and plan your business around. Pay interest is now develop this code that you can put on your website that will not allow anyone to pin on anything analysts say we think about it's. It's kind of inviting lawsuits and it's kind of saying it's saying you know if if my content spin it if you're content -- interest. And you -- could use the note and then when it was up before it was a violation right rights. And therefore you have your lawsuit -- everything prior every part of that was a violation of your rights and it lost its operatives in reality. What you really have to think about is the fact that when you venture when you accept the terms it's except somebody's terms of service ferreting through contract. Is it good contract for you know to -- site.

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Pinterest and your rights - Tech Tonic

Tuesday, February 28, 2012 - 02:41