Pinterest, the fastest growing social network where users can pin some of their favorite products, photos, and videos on a virtual pin-board, has set up some additional attribution tools for websites like eBay, 500px, Kickstarter, SoundCloud, and SlideShare. By the end of the year, Pinterest is expected to be the largest social traffic driver to e-commerce websites, even surpassing Facebook and Twitter. Pinterest has raised over $100 million and funding and is valued at $1.5 billion.
Some content creators are not happy with Pinterest and believes that they are violating copyright. Flickr banned pinning images from their website after Pinterest released a “do not pin” option for websites. To curb additional copyright concerns, Pinterest now embeds a small icon of the pin’s source and a link back to them. This attribution feature launched in May for YouTube, Behance, Vimeo, and Flickr. Flickr opened back up with Pinterest again after the attribution icon was created.
SooundCloud is a music sharing website that will now be “unmuting” Pinterest because of the new attribution. More companies will be added in the near future according to VentureBeat.