Pinterest’s Copyright Strategy Puts the Burden on Users

| February 28, 2012

Pinterest, the social network that encourages image hoarding, hasn’t done a very good job preparing for the inevitable copyright scandal the site will face. At its essence, Pinterest seems to encourage copyright infringement as it asks users to steal and share images in acts of  ”delightful, addictive, theft,” as The Awl’s Choire Sicha aptly put it. With a mission that’s defined by illegal sharing, one would think that the site would better prepare itself for legal challenges. It hasn’t.