“Millions of people have flocked to Pinterest to create virtual scrapbooks of images they pin to their website. But the ease at which users post photos from the Web is drawing copyright concerns.”
For ideas on how to avoid copyright infringement on Pinterest, see my previous scoop: How Brands Can Use Pinterest Without Breaking the Law http://bit.ly/wvqFSm
The core issue is whether publicly available images can be repurposed without attribution or permission. Not exactly the same issue as with Napster . . .
Content Curator Mike Ellsworth
Mike’s background includes experience as an IT Program Manager, Chief Technology Officer for a startup, Vice President of Strategic Planning for an Internet incubator, Senior Project Manager at the Nielsen Company, and as an independent Emerging Technology Strategy Consultant. During his 15-year career at the Nielsen Company in the marketing research business, he helped set Dun & Bradstreet's Internet strategy and developed the vision that resulted in the consumer packaged goods industry's first Web application in early 1995. With his own company, StratVantage Consulting, Mike helped Sterling Commerce create their eCommerce strategy and has helped senior leaders understand and connect rapidly changing new technologies with the organization’s existing strategy.