Pinterest Will Let Web Publishers Opt Out With Code


Pinterest is offering code that will let publishers opt out of having their site content shared on the increasingly popular social network.

In an interview with, Pinterest CEO Ben Silbermann said users who try to pin from sites using the code will see a message telling them “This site doesn’t allow pinning to Pinterest. Please contact the owner with any questions. Thanks for visiting!” Pinterest’s copyright policies and user agreements have been the subject of debate, with some site publishers and industry observers arguing that Pinterest puts the legal responsibility for policing copyright violations with its more than 10 million users.

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