Last week on Friday, March 23, 2012, Pinterest published a blog post which you can read in it’s entirety here, “Updated Pinterest Terms.”
Basically it says that over the past few weeks, they have been tweaking their fine print, because they had a generic set to begin with. The best part of this is that the company had begun to really listen to those who were leaving pinterest for ownership concerns, like the DBM, for one. In their blog post, they state,
“Our original Terms stated that by posting content to Pinterest you grant Pinterest the right for us to sell your content. Selling content was never our intention and we removed this from our updated Terms.”
Now here is a company that actually listened to it’s customers concerns and decided to do something about it. Further, Pinterest has also released tools to make it easier for it’s users to report copyright or trademark infringements; another smart move on their part.
These Terms will go into effect for all users on April 6, 2012, I will be deciding in the mean time if Pinterest is something to jump back into.
What do you think about all of this? Was this a smart decision by the team over at Pinterest? Should the Dust Bunnies jump back on the bandwagon and get back on Pinterest?