With Pinterest’s tremendous growth over the past few months, images appear to be flying onto virtual pinboards. However, a major concern of content creators is that the company allows its members to add copyrighted content without permission or proper attribution.

To combat this, Flickr has launched a share to Pinterest button that will ensure all images pinned from the photo-sharing site are properly attributed.

The new Pinterest button has been added to the share menu on Flickr and will automatically credit the image when it’s shared. The photographer’s name, the photo title, and a link back to the original work will be attached to each pin.

Attributions can’t be edited, and will also be retroactively applied to all images previously shared from Flickr. Additionally, Pinterest has rolled out attributions for content shared from Behance, Vimeo, and YouTube.

If photographers don’t want their photos shared at all, the menu will be disabled so pinning will not be possible. If you’re a website owner that doesn’t want your content to be pinned, Pinterest released a snippet of code earlier this year that will let you deter visitors from uploading your content to the site.

[Via: VentureBeat, Image credit: JacQuLyne]