Facebook owns the licence to your uploaded photos!

#1
MrsCR noticed this on the Terms and Conditions for Facebook.

When you post User Content to the Site, you authorise and direct us to make such copies thereof as we deem necessary in order to facilitate the posting and storage of the User Content on the Site. By posting User Content to any part of the Site, you automatically grant, and you represent and warrant that you have the right to grant, to the Company an irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive, transferable, fully paid, worldwide licence (with the right to sublicence) to use, copy, publicly perform, publicly display, reformat, translate, excerpt (in whole or in part) and distribute such User Content for any purpose, commercial, advertising, or otherwise, on or in connection with the Site or the promotion thereof, to prepare derivative works of, or incorporate into other works, such User Content, and to grant and authorise sublicences of the foregoing. You may remove your User Content from the Site at any time. If you choose to remove your User Content, the licence granted above will automatically expire, however you acknowledge that the Company may retain archived copies of your User Content. Facebook does not assert any ownership over your User Content; rather, as between us and you, subject to the rights granted to us in these Terms, you retain full ownership of all of your User Content and any intellectual property rights or other proprietary rights associated with your User Content.
Have removed all photos bar one profile pic from Facebook. Any pics you leave on there mean you are granting Facebook the worldwide licence to do whatever they want with them.

Sneaky cunts.
 
#2
I don't know what the current situation is, with the new Facebook format, but recall being reluctant to put photos in an ALBUM a year ago. I had a profile picture, but, when I went to put something in an album, it appeared to be a different application. I recall it saying that I gave them access to ALL THE PHOTOS ON MY COMPUTER. I didn't want that to happen, so continued to just put any photos in the Profile Pictures.
 
#3
I hate Facebook and am often "going off on one" on here about it. Some of my moans are in this quote:

bovvy said:
Against my better judgement, I do have a Facebook account, in my real name .... and have even added a couple of applications. But the evidence is that it is NOT a good idea.

There are numerous warnings in these threads and the links they contain:

http://www.arrse.co.uk/cpgn2/Forums/viewtopic/p=2135894.html#2135894

http://www.arrse.co.uk/cpgn2/Forums/viewtopic/t=100328/.html

http://www.arrse.co.uk/cpgn2/Forums/viewtopic/t=96674/.html

http://www.arrse.co.uk/cpgn2/Forums/viewtopic/t=92961/.html

I continue to feel uncomfortable about having my real name on a website. And it seems that the privacy settings aren't bulletproof. It seems to me that, if a friend coments on your photo, the whole album is revealed to all their friends?

BUT, CERTAINLY, AVOID THE APPLICATIONS.
..... on this thread:

http://www.arrse.co.uk/cpgn2/Forums/viewtopic/t=112743/postdays=0/postorder=asc/start=0.html
 
#4
That piece of licence agreement has been and is used on every major "social networking" site. Its very complicated speak for something as simple as "You give us permission to store the pics, and show them to your friends or other people who stumble on your page". I have never seen a site sell users pics or do anything "naughty" with them, so relax.

And bovvy, the thing i think your are referring to is their upload program. It will only access the pictures in the folders you "take it to", it will access and upload only the ones you tell it to. Its not a silently sending your all you pictures to facebook.



These usage agreements are overly complicated so that they cover any and all bases. A technology based lawsuit is bloody confusing to a judge, so companies try to remove all "if, but, maybes" so that their can only be one outcome.

Yes it seems petty and daft, but some of these law suits are, heres an example. Quite version of that link - A company called Worlds.com holds two patents for "scalable chat" and "interacting in a virtual space" which they feel are being used without permission by games company NCsoft (And by extension every other MMO games company). The patents are so broad spectrum in description they could apply to anything from MSN chat to online checkers, hence over description.
 
#5
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencet...t-website-grabs-rights-photos-wall-posts.html

Furious Facebook users protest as website grabs rights to photos and wall posts
Last updated at 9:05 AM on 18th February 2009

Tens of thousands of Facebook users are protesting after the social-networking site granted itself the rights to users' photos, wall posts and all other information for ever.

When the company updated its terms of use on February 4th, it deleted a provision that said users could remove their content at any time. This change was made without consultation or advanced notice.

It caused a furious response from members after a popular consumer rights advocacy blog Consumerist.com pointed out the implications of the move this week.

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg , 24, has defended the company's decision to change the terms of use

'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,' Chris Walters wrote on the blog.

More than 25,000 people have since joined Facebook groups to protest at the retrospective changes, with some threatening to deactivate their accounts. They said it could mean embarrassing or offensive material posted about them on the site will be kept and used again by Facebook, even if it had been removed.
they've now gone back to the old terms and conditions...
 
#6
Wasn't there something in the news the other week when a FB user was somewhat surprised to see her profile picture being used on a dating site ad publicised by FB?
 
#7
CaptainPlume said:
Wasn't there something in the news the other week when a FB user was somewhat surprised to see her profile picture being used on a dating site ad publicised by FB?
HAH can you imagine the shock!? :D
 
#9
CRmeansCeilingReached said:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1148510/Facebook-users-protest-website-grabs-rights-photos-wall-posts.html

Furious Facebook users protest as website grabs rights to photos and wall posts
Last updated at 9:05 AM on 18th February 2009

Tens of thousands of Facebook users are protesting after the social-networking site granted itself the rights to users' photos, wall posts and all other information for ever.

When the company updated its terms of use on February 4th, it deleted a provision that said users could remove their content at any time. This change was made without consultation or advanced notice.

It caused a furious response from members after a popular consumer rights advocacy blog Consumerist.com pointed out the implications of the move this week.

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg , 24, has defended the company's decision to change the terms of use

'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,' Chris Walters wrote on the blog.

More than 25,000 people have since joined Facebook groups to protest at the retrospective changes, with some threatening to deactivate their accounts. They said it could mean embarrassing or offensive material posted about them on the site will be kept and used again by Facebook, even if it had been removed.
they've now gone back to the old terms and conditions...
There was essentially no difference between the old T&C's and the new ones. Initially they ran to nearly 8 pages. FB tried to simplify things and make them a bit easier to understand. Unfortunately that just confused people so they changed them back.
 
#10
If Facebook want to flog photos of my dog taking a dump, or of my arrse, they are welcome to crack on. Like CCTA said, they'd soon be out of business though.
 
#11
The_Snail said:
If Facebook want to flog photos of my dog taking a dump, or of my arrse, they are welcome to crack on. Like CCTA said, they'd soon be out of business though.
That reminds me, must find a new profile picture :twisted:
 
#12
CC_TA said:
The_Snail said:
If Facebook want to flog photos of my dog taking a dump, or of my arrse, they are welcome to crack on. Like CCTA said, they'd soon be out of business though.
That reminds me, must find a new profile picture :twisted:
Just don't Hassel the Huff.
 

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