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March 4, 2012

Flickr adds Pinterest opt-out code to copyrighted photos

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by Michelle Meyers, CNET

Photo-sharing site Flickr has added Pinterest’s new opt-out code to all Flickr pages with copyrighted or protected images, according to a VentureBeat story published Friday night. Yahoo-owned Flickr did not immediately return an e-mail seeking confirmation on the move, but the site reportedly told VentureBeat that the code appears on all “non-public/non-safe pages, as well as when a member has disabled sharing of their Flickr content…. This means only content that is ‘safe,’ ‘public,’ and has the sharing button enabled can be pinned to Pinterest.” The virtual pinboard site, which is still in private beta, has grown at breakneck speed. And with that growth has come concerns about copyright violation. That led Pinterest earlier this week to release opt-out code that tells pinners: “This site doesn’t allow pinning to Pinterest. Please contact the owner with any questions. Thanks for visiting!”

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