Monday, February 16, 2009

Beware of Facebook new Terms of Service

FaceBook changed its Terms of Service. They now include the following:


You are solely responsible for the User Content that you Post on or through the Facebook Service. 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. You represent and warrant that you have all rights and permissions to grant the foregoing licenses.

Here's an article about this with FB's response.

As for me, I am not going to post my photography work on FB and I just removed this blog from being automatically updated on it. I invite you to do the same if you are a professional visual artist. Or if you are not. They can take your music, design, anything.

Demand that FB respect your legal rights, instead of trying to take them away.


  1. did anything change after you posted this? or still in effect?

  2. It changed a little bit. I still wouldn't post images on Fb. I am only posting a few small resolution photographs.