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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 posterous.com can be used. Here is what I mean:

- I create a posterous.com blog under my own domain name – which could be in my case michaelcowen.net
- I see my reader with really good, quality content
- I share it straight out of there into my posterous.com 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 posterous.com? 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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