Creoena: Oh noes Facebook owns pictures of some Whales and random ocean pics I took when in Alaska early this year! Halp! Conservatives save me from having my freadums violated!
RexTalionis: Frankly, without giving Facebook a nonexclusive license to your pictures and posts, then Facebook would not be able to work since Facebook wouldn't be able to display that picture or your post to your friends. Although the transferable and sublicenseable aspects are kind of a dick thing to have.
RexTalionis: Although the transferable and sublicenseable aspects are kind of a dick thing to have.
schnee: RexTalionis: Frankly, without giving Facebook a nonexclusive license to your pictures and posts, then Facebook would not be able to work since Facebook wouldn't be able to display that picture or your post to your friends. Although the transferable and sublicenseable aspects are kind of a dick thing to have.^thisTFA makes a suggestion that is less annoying than the vapid posting of the copyright, but ultimately, FB asserts what is will and the users agreed to it.The Farktography community had a similar discussion when we started taking the contests ... well, not seriously but we wanted to know who owned what. Fark's TOS is essentially the same, but doesn't assert transference and sub license rights, IIRC.The 'best' of these licenses usually contain verbiage that says that the rights only apply when actually providing the Service, whatever that happens to be (e.g. hosting the content)./IANAL
Zul the Magnificent: I stopped using Facebook awhile back but--how do I actually DELETE my account? Serious quesiton please and thank you.
Zul the Magnificent: Google is my friend.
Slaxl: I really have trouble worrying over the fact that Facebook "owns" the picture I put up of me and a friend, or the picture of London burning in the great riots of a few weeks ago. No one cares... what are they gonna do? Sue me because they're on Facebook? Big whoop, try, I don't care, no one cares.
impaler: Doesn't sound like they "own" them to me. Sounds like they lease them while you host them on facebook servers.
HotWingAgenda: Zul the Magnificent: Google is my friend.Nah, Google is not your friend either. They're just as bad as facebook, except they require you to use your real name.
Trollin4Colon: HotWingAgenda: Zul the Magnificent:The hell they do. They certainly don't have my real name.
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