Facebook’s New Terms Of Service

Facebook’s terms of service used to say that when you closed an account on their network, any rights they claimed to the original content you uploaded would expire. Not anymore. Now, anything you upload to Facebook can be used by Facebook in any way they deem fit, forever, no matter what you do later. Want to close your account? Good for you, but Facebook still has the right to do whatever it wants with your old content. They can even sublicense it if they want. Make sure you never upload anything you don’t feel comfortable giving away forever, because it’s Facebook’s now.

Published by Larry Fire

I write an eclectic pop culture blog called THE FIRE WIRE that features articles about books, comics, music, movies, television, gadgets, posters, toys & more!

3 thoughts on “Facebook’s New Terms Of Service

  1. Hmmm…. Not sure I like that. I’ve been starting to like them more and more but…

    I guess if all my images are low res, they certainly aren’t selling them for any big bucks. Someone would have to come back to me for the source.

    They’re pretty rude with their TOS and kicking you off without explaination, but they seem to have the best social network out there (at least the best one that people know about).

  2. They can pull it off to the extent that YouTube had pulled off getting copyrighted entertainment content for free courtesy of users. As in that situation, Facebook are apparently claiming that the nature of their service architecture is to be blame for their need to have sublicensing in perpetuity.
    What’s rally clear is that the founder either hasn’t read what his lawyers have concocted or doesn’t understand it.

Leave a Reply

%d bloggers like this: