Pinterest, the latest hot startup in social media, has hired one of Google's top lawyers to be its head of legal.
The social media site hired Michael Yang, Google's former deputy general counsel, who served his last day with the search engine company Friday.
For those who aren't familiar, Pinterest is a social media site mostly used by women that lets users "pin" pictures onto "pinboards" they have. The site has become very popular with users and investors and many see it as the next big startup.
Pinterest's interest in Yang likely came from a looming threat the company could soon be facing. The issue is that many of the pictures posted Pinterest are copyrighted and do not have their owners' approval to be pinned.