I understand that Pinterest, has addressed the copyright concerns of website owners by offering a way for them to block pinning directly from their websites. You can do this by adding the following code to your site’s metadata: <meta name=”pinterest” content=”nopin” /> . But honestly, this will provide zero protection in the end because for every protection code established, there are a multitude of ways to reverse the security efforts.
As a graphic designer who makes a living from the images I create, I have decided not to extend my business to the Pinterest platform. I understand that nothing really will protect me from image poachers (on any site for that matter), but it does concern me to support a website that clearly states it will not protect the very thing it is using to build itself – you and your precious creativity.
What are your thoughts?