PSA: Dear Facebook users...

2/16/2009 04:33:00 PM
Facebook now owns you forever. Even after your account is terminated. Read on.,2933,494064,00.html

"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."

More on this here. Read it.

Update as of Tues. 7:17 pm MT:
Check out this article:,2933,494804,00.html
I've yet to hear from Facebook that if we are set to private our content is protected. I'm waiting for that.


  1. Facebook is going to make tons of money from the books/movies that come from everything that people post on their site that Facebook now owns.


    Still not a Facebooker.

    And I'm okay with that based on what I just read.

  2. Yeah, I'm not pleased. Considering whether or not I'm going to continue my relationship with FB right now...

  3. Just think of all the fun things we will someday learn about celebrities-to-be....they are all exposing all their lives now, as tweens and teens. No one will ever be able to run for president!!!

    (ending is my word verfication this time...ha!)

  4. i think that if FB has any reason to use any of my personal information, they must be SUPER, totally bored and out of anything worthwhile.

  5. after reading the article, it's just a good reminder to not post information that you would NOT want any certain person or entity in particular to see...
    there is always a way to keep Facebook or any other social-networking tool as a positive, no?

  6. Does this mean that my backyard will be featured in Better Homes & Gardens.... or my son will be in the next BabyGap ad?!?

    Seriously, I'm suddenly wanting to not continue with FB!!!!! Weird. I feel as though Big Brother is watching.

  7. I think we need to learn more before we forgo anything.

  8. i'm not really too concerned about it. my settings are all 'private' unless you're a friend and then you can see it....which is relevant i believe (it mentioned it in the article somewhere, i think).

    and, really....our blogs are out there for anyone to see/read ...and those aren't private.

    i'm w/ trophy life on this: if FB is that desperate to use something that i post....more power to them. my life is so boring anyway...

  9. from the consumerist blog:

    Note that as several readers have pointed out, this seems to be subject to your privacy settings, so anything you've protected from full public view doesn't seem to be usable in other ways regardless.)

  10. That is crazy to think about but I am not too worried, well I guess not yet. I try to limit what I put on FB anyways. But keep us informed!

  11. a good article from

    explains things. doesn't sound too horribly bad. and they also mention the whole 'privacy status' thing. :)

  12. I like that the babyfaced CEO came out and said that he promises to never use the content in any harmful way....yet refuses to retract the newly added clause in his agreement. He's not silly....he will sell facebook to google or yahoo or some Russian tycoon someday and will make bajillions off of all the content of all the readers.

    But in the meantime, he promises to be loyal and trustworthy.,2933,494804,00.html


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