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+Renee Everett shared a post about Pintrest have added a code to their toolbox so website owners can block Pintrest pinning content. This is due to copywrite infringement issues and I would imagine, by extension some privacy issues.

But this problem seems to be far wider. As an example, it has always concerned me how can be used. Here is what I mean:

- I create a blog under my own domain name – which could be in my case
- I see my reader with really good, quality content
- I share it straight out of there into my blog
- I add a few arbitrary comments
- I then repost that out to all my social media platforms

I can effectively create a business using other peoples content and sweat. I can create a perceived expert personae doing this. And in a way this is no different to scrapping content, changing it around a bit to make it look original and sharing it.

What I find interesting is that Pintrest has taken a bit of stick – probably due to their rapid growth. But what about a platform like Are they not allowing people to behave in the same way, yet they have not had the issue?

- Where is the difference?
- Where is the copywrite line drawn?
- What is acceptable and reasonable behaviour and what is not?

This is going to be a bigger issue for me going forward this just looking at the social platforms we are looking at.

Please, any thoughts would be appreciated.

I have added the Mashable Pintrest post below.
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