Brittany Fink


With the simple click of a button, anyone can copy an image from one place and paste it to another. What some people do not realize is that these actions could have them one click away from copyright infringement. Advancements in technology have made it easier for Internet users to infringe on the rights of copyright owners. Many popular websites, such as YouTube and Facebook, have seen the dangers of allowing users to upload videos and images onto their websites. However, one popular website has not yet seen the wrath of copyright owners. This Article looks at the rights copyright owners have in the realm of Pinterest. Specifically, this Article analyzes how a court would rule on a case of copyright infringement involving Pinterest and the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (or the DMCA), with an emphasis on the safe harbor provision within the DMCA. This Article predicts what a court might do if it were presented with a copyright infringement claim against Pinterest. Finally, this Article concludes with a look into the future of Pinterest copyright law.