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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Pinterest Marketing by Christine Martinez, Barbara Boyd

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Good Pins Versus Bad Pins

When Pinterest shot up in popularity in early 2012, a lot of controversy also shot up about copyright issues and whether repinning someone else’s image, even with the original source, was copyright infringement. At the time of writing, a jury hasn’t even been formed to legally decide where things stand; however, there are practices you can follow to stay on the right side of the law. We encourage you to review the Terms of Service (pinterest.com/about/terms) and to speak with your company’s legal adviser if you have any questions or concerns.

A good pin gives credit where credit is due, whereas a bad pin can result from mindless pinning or, worse yet, intentional plagiarism. Bad pins can be as innocent as pinning a photo ...

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