Leosghost - 1:24 pm on Oct 26, 2012 (gmt 0)
It's not up to individual sites (or ISPs) to be the internet police, that's what government is for, to make laws to decide what's OK and what's not.
As chrisv1963 points out ..the copyright laws that they are breaking already exist..
It was already decided and put into laws, that IP abuse was not OK..
It is upto Pinterest to obey the laws of the country that they operate in..( and what they do is illegal in the USA )..saying "we'll stop knowingly hosting stolen images, if you ask us and if our lawyers say the fine might be bigger than the potential profits" is not obeying the laws that exist..
Or do you also think it is OK for Pinterest's owners to drive at 180 mph on the freeway or in town just because their VCs have Porsches, they have a team of lawyers on retainer or "in house", and enough VC money to drag out court cases, and some people like to watch cars go fast ..and to hell with the laws that exist..