I have had a Pinterest account for a while and I have been following with more than passing interest the hoo-hah about Pinterest breaching copyright, selling images etc.
I got this email today from Pinterest.
Here is the full text of the email – I have put part of it in boldface.
Updated Terms of Service
Our original Terms stated that by posting content to Pinterest you grant Pinterest the right for to sell your content. Selling content was never our intention and we removed this from our updated Terms.
We updated our Acceptable Use Policy and we will not allow pins that explicitly encourage self-harm or self-abuse.
We released simpler tools for anyone to report alleged copyright or trademark infringements.
Finally, we added language that will pave the way for new features such as a Pinterest API and Private Pinboards.
We think these changes are important and we encourage you to review the new documents here. These terms will go into effect for all users on April 6, 2012.
Like everything at Pinterest, these updates are a work in progress that we will continue to improve upon. We’re working hard to make Pinterest the best place for you to find inspiration from people who share your interest. We’ve gotten a lot of help from our community as we’ve crafted these Terms.
Ben & the Pinterest Team
Should You Love Pinterest
How To Enable The Pinterest Button
And if you have not got the Pinterest button on your blog and you want to activate it, this graphic shows how to do it. I found the link to the graphic in the WordPress forums, mentioned by one of the forum moderators.