Facebook is the Idi amin of this internet sh!t

Seems like every body’s pissed of at facebook’s new Terms of service, Apparently by posting anything( photo, notes etc) on facebook you are basically signing away any rights you have of the content ’cause facebook will have the right to do anything with it, sell it to advertisers, etc and there’s nothing you can do about it( serves you right for not reading the fine print.lol.) In facebook’s exact words:

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

Normal people usually don’t read Terms of service when they use social networking sites( I usually don’t) but apparently this has been the case all along, what seem to anger people is the last section they’ve added to their terms of service:

You may remove your User Content from the Site at any time. If you choose to remove your User Content, the license granted above will automatically expire, however you acknowledge that the Company may retain archived copies of your User Content

The following sections will survive any termination of your use of the Facebook Service: Prohibited Conduct, User Content, Your Privacy Practices, Gift Credits, Ownership; Proprietary Rights, Licenses, Submissions, User Disputes; Complaints, Indemnity, General Disclaimers, Limitation on Liability, Termination and Changes to the Facebook Service, Arbitration, Governing Law; Venue and Jurisdiction and Other.

What this basically means is that facebook owns everything you post or upload for ETERNITY. If you’re a profesional writer, poet, photographer and where using facebook to get your name out there by publishing your work, you’re fucked.lol. No, really, they own you and there’s absolutely nothing you can do about it. I know the Zuckerbeck went and released a statement claiming that they won’t sell any of your images, writing, etc( provided your profile is set to public) but that doesn’t mean they can’t! maybe Dallas Penn is right, facebook is DEAD. which reminds me, I have to go to my FB account and stop importing my blog posts to my fb account lest someone steal my catch phrase: ‘The plant( ation).lol.


4 thoughts on “Facebook is the Idi amin of this internet sh!t

  1. they’ve revoked back to the old TOS though now, yes? bloody unbelievable if they hadn’t! i think people we’re also angry because they didn’t have any notification when the new TOS were in effect.

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