You may recall some slightly alarming news from last week regarding Pinterest’s potential to get you sued for using content that you don’t have permission to give away. Well, fret no longer because Pinterest has decided to help out!
Pinterest already encourages users to cite original sources; now, they’re going one step further and providing code for websites that don’t want their content to be “pinned.” When the owner of content adds this code, you’ll get a message telling you to piss off (it’s possible I paraphrased that a bit).
While copyright issues have so far remained at a minimum, the potential for problems existed; now, with some simple code, content owners can prevent you from sharing their images of pies, dresses, tattoos, or whatever the hell else people put on Pinterest.
But let’s just hope that proprietors of websites with funny pictures of cats don’t use this code. Because that might destroy the entire Internet as we know it
“What do you mean I can’t share this photo of kittens!!!” Cue explosion.