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Another facebook-style copyright cock up?

Discussion in 'Intellectual Property & Trademarking' started by Mark, Feb 27, 2009.

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    Mark

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    For once, I read the terms and conditions of a new business networking site I was about to sign-up to.

    Would you agree to this?:

    Epic fail.

    :no:
     
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    Roger V

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    No. Doesn't seem anyway fair or right
     
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    Thanks Roger. Welcome. :)

    There's more...

    You can't link to a third party article? The internet would die! :lol:

    And it gets worse, still...

    I thought they just said they licenced your copyright? So by that reckoning, they'd also be responsible for any infringement. :wtf:
     
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    Roger V

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    Thanks Mark

    I can understand the clause about reading content that includes messages via or on the site for legal reasons* but the other stuff seems OTT.

    * To make sure that illegal goings on are not happening.
     
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    Fair one. I don't really think they've thought things out properly though. :rolleyes:
     
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    name and shame ... which one?
     
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    Hmm... not just yet. Quite a 'smart' one though. Apparently. :rolleyes:
     
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    Facebook's right to use your content for "any purpose" is the big no no for me, which is why I don't use it, and why I ask my friends not to put anything about me (photos etc) on their facebook pages.

    This presentation has some interesting thoughts about privacy and facebook:

    Does what happens in the Facebook stay in the Facebook?
    albumoftheday.com/facebook

    Although my favourite is the IT crowd's dig at facebook and other social networking sites with their friendface episode:

    The IT Crowd FriendFace advert:
    youtube.com/watch?v=6rNgCnY1lPg
     

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