As you may already know, Pinterest is all of the rage and one of the hottest and fastest-growing Social Media sites out there right now. Mashable reports that it is one of the leading referral traffic sources in many different categories. Read Mashable’s report here.
With all good things, it is always important to take time to pause, sit back, and reflect on the good and bad of the situation. Same goes for Pinterest. There is word spreading that Pinterest “may” violate copyright infringement laws. You can read a post regarding the copyright concerns here.
I know none of us want to see ourselves in court defending ourselves over our “pins”. I certainly do not want to be involved in a tangled web of lawsuits. Therefore, I have created this Permission to Pin Request form so that I can continue to pin on our OC Wedding Vendors’ Pinterest boards.
Before you make your decision, I recommend that you also read “My Date with Ben Silbermman – Following Up and Drying My Tears“ about the lawyer’s telephone call with Pinterest Founder, Ben Silbermman, after he read her post titled ”Why I Tearfully Deleted My Pinterest Inspiration Boards“.
As a way to bring new traffic to your site, if I am creating a new pin from your website, I always put a link source to the originating site in the description and the image will always link back to your site. Caveat, if I am repinning, 99% of the time, I will try to verify that the original pin links back to the original site before repinning. If it does not, I will create a new pin for that image with the link.
If you are a blogger, wedding vendor, person, or own a website that you would like me to consider pinning from, please fill out the form below. If you are unsure if you are a good fit or not, take a look at all of my boards, and if you see a board that fits your site, please fill out the form below.
You can also put this Permission to Pin button on your website.
Thank you so much for helping me keep pinning!