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      INTERNET: SOCIAL NETWORKS AND SOCIAL NETWORKING :
      PRIVACY :
      INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY:
      Rewriting Facebook's Terms of Service



      Rewriting Facebook's Terms of Service
      Daniel Ionescu
      Feb 27, 2009 10:30 am
      PC World
      <http://www.pcworld.com/article/160358/
      rewriting_facebooks_terms_of_service.html>


      A shorter URL for the above link:


      <http://tinyurl.com/dbwxoc>


      Facebook launched on Thursday a campaign polling users over its new draft
      Terms of Service (TOS). Applauded by advocates and seen as a revolutionary
      move toward democratic social networking, Facebook's new campaign is
      making its way on the Internet. But what are the new TOS all about?

      Facebook created virtual Town Halls where users can comment and vote for
      30 days (closing March 29) on the proposed draft Terms of Service. Two
      groups have been created: the Proposed Facebook Principles group, which
      highlights the rights and responsibilities of Facebook and its community
      and the Proposed Statement of Rights & Responsibilities group, which looks
      into the highly debated problem over who actually owns your content.

      To refresh your memory, Facebook updated its terms of service (those long
      pages of small text that too many of us almost never read) on February 4.
      The changes went unnoticed, only until a consumer-oriented blog attacked
      them, sparkling an Internet-wide debate over why should the social network
      own your content. Shortly after, Facebook reverted to its old TOS, hence
      now polling users on what changes should be made.
      Inside the Changed TOS

      The most radical and noteworthy change in Facebook's proposed TOS
      addresses the concern of last week's debate -- who should own the content
      you post on Facebook. The new terms read: "You own all of the content and
      information you post on Facebook, including information about you and the
      actions you take ("content")." That's a significant change from the
      previous grant of "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), [...]"




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      The complete article may be read at the URL above.




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