Pinning images from this site on Pinterest

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The online pinboard service Pinterest is a fast-growing site for pinning and sharing images and links of various kinds. In terms of popularity, it is a huge phenomenon that is used and appreciated by a large number of people worldwide. But Pinterest has also got a lot of criticism as the concept of pinning images can violate copyrights. This can make the seemingly innocent act of sharing a photo into a crime, as explained in this blog post from the Wall Street Journal. Since site owners have different views on copyright and pinning, I want to clarify my view regarding pinning images from

Pinning content from on Pinterest is perfectly OK. I encourage it, and appreciate it as it helps others find my work. If you are inspired by the templates and themes that you find here, do not let scary blog posts like the one above stop you from using Pinterest – atleast not for images you find on this website.

I have added a “Pin it” button to the sidebar, and I am working on updating the layout of the template gallery and the single template pages to make it easier to share screenshots for those who want to. I will also be around myself, with a pinboard dedicated to design inspiration. More about that in future posts…

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This article was written by Andreas Viklund

Web designer, writer and the creative engine behind this website. Author of most of the free website templates, along with some of the WordPress themes.


WebdesignMarch 16, 2012 at 16:26Reply

Interesting article. I am curious how this playes out in the future.

ForcsApril 16, 2012 at 15:21Reply

Nice work DUDE