Pinterest’s new terms make way for private sharing, API

Pinterest | Forbes
Pinterest has updated the legal policies governing its service. The terms lay groundwork for new features: private pinboards and an API. They also set strict rules against copyright violations and clarify that Pinterest will not sell uploaded content. || Related: How The Wall Street Journal uses Pinterest (10,000 Words) | Pinterest drops its “avoid self promotion” directive (The Wall Street Journal) || Earlier: As Pinterest grows visitors 52% in one month, journalism profs find news uses for it (Poynter)

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