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Pinterest respects the intellectual property rights of others and we expect people on Pinterest to do the same.

In keeping with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), which you can read at the US Copyright Office website, we’ll respond quickly to claims of copyright infringement on Pinterest that are reported to our designated copyright agent, identified below.

If you’re a copyright owner or authorized to act on behalf of one, you can report alleged copyright infringements on Pinterest by completing a copyright report and sending it to our designated copyright agent.

When we get your copyright report, we’ll take appropriate action, which may include disabling or removing access to the reported content on Pinterest.

If we disable or remove access to content in response to a copyright infringement report , we may notify the person who saved it on Pinterest so they have the opportunity to send a counter notification. We may also send a complete copy of the notice to others, as appropriate.

How to file a counter notification

If your content is removed as the result of a copyright infringement report, you’ll receive instructions about how to file a counter notification in the email notification we send you. Please note that you should only submit a counter notification if you believe that the content was removed in error.

When we receive a valid counter notification, we’ll forward it to the party that reported that content. The information they receive will include your contact information, which they may use to contact you directly or to take further action they find appropriate.

If we provide your counter notification to the party that reported the content, and they do not notify us that they have filed an action in court or before the Copyright Claims Board seeking an order to keep the content down, we will reinstate the content. This process can take up to 14 business days.

Repeat infringers

It’s our policy—in appropriate circumstances and at our discretion—to disable or terminate the accounts of people who repeatedly infringe or are repeatedly charged with infringing copyrights or other intellectual property rights. Users whose Pins are removed pursuant to a copyright infringement notification receive strikes towards Pinterest’s repeat infringer policy.

Content Claiming Portal

In addition to our copyright reporting channels, Pinterest also offers the Content Claiming Portal, a tool that enables creators to claim their content and decide if and how it appears on Pinterest.

Anyone who owns exclusive copyright to content can apply for access to the Content Claiming Portal. We review applications to see if the rights holder is a good fit for the tool. If an application is approved, the rights holder will be able to upload their original content and tell us whether they want the content to appear on Pinterest or not. Their selected enforcement will apply to both existing matches and future matches added to Pinterest.

To learn more, visit our Content Claiming Portal article.