Facebook moves the goalposts

For all the Facebook users out there:

You hereby grant Facebook an irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive, transferable, fully paid, worldwide license (with the right to sublicense) to (a) use, copy, publish, stream, store, retain, publicly perform or display, transmit, scan, reformat, modify, edit, frame, translate, excerpt, adapt, create derivative works and distribute (through multiple tiers), any User Content you (i) Post on or in connection with the Facebook Service or the promotion thereof subject only to your privacy settings or (ii) enable a user to Post, including by offering a Share Link on your website and (b) to use your name, likeness and image for any purpose, including commercial or advertising, each of (a) and (b) on or in connection with the Facebook Service or the promotion thereof.

In other words, even if you delete your account, all the content you uploaded remains the property of Facebook. Careful now.

3 thoughts on “Facebook moves the goalposts”

  1. Hang on. According to that Gavin, you’ve just granted FB licence to the content of this blog because you’ve enabled a user to post by offering a Share Link on your website.
    As have countless websites all over the world…

  2. I think Myspace done something similar a few years ago. They effectively own any music that is uploaded unless you file it under a certain with of license beforehand. I’d be willing to bet a number of bands have signed away copyright to their tunes without knowing so in the last few years…

    I would, but it’s too late for me to get sources!

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