Reading the Terms of Service of Pinterest, I found this:
'If you post your content on Pinterest, it still belongs to you but we can show it to people and others can re-pin it. [...] You grant Pinterest and its users a non-exclusive, royalty-free, transferable, sublicensable, worldwide license to use, store, display, reproduce, re-pin, modify, create derivative works, perform, and distribute your User Content on Pinterest'
The problem is that most people don't 'pin' their own stuff, they post someone else's. Pinterest go on to say:
'Pinterest respects the rights of third party creators and content owners, and expects you to do the same. You therefore agree not to post any User Content that violates any law or infringes the rights of any third party.'
What this means is that if someone posts my images on Pinterest they are giving away rights to my photos that are not theirs to give, and that I will not be able to get back. And Pinterest will assume I have given my permission. And all this despite a clear copyright notice on my blog prohibiting use of my images.
At present WordPress don't have a means of preventing 'pinning', and the code provided by Pinterest doesn't work on WordPress blogs. Please join me in asking WordPress to come up with something that those of us who don't want to be 'pinned' can use.
Thanks to everyone. And thanks to WordPress - this is a great service!
The blog I need help with is postcardsfromwildwood.wordpress.com.