Monday, February 16, 2009

If Facebook Owns My Ass, Does That Make Me An Assface?

I'm not sure how I feel about this. It's basically saying that Facebook owns your ass, or at least any part of your ass that you have ever posted to the site. Pictures, links, blogs, comments, notes, all of it. It owns it even after you have terminated the account. Hmmmm. Thoughts? Opinions? Questions? I'm still formulating mine.


Bethie said...

On first bounce, I guess this is legal but perhaps a good 1st Amd argument can raise a great class action lawsuit. So my thought is, I want a piece of that. The lawsuit that is.

I'm The Chez said...

What has me concerned is this whole idea of "self plagiarism." It's always been around, but become more of a popular target with the emergence of internet publication being so easy.

Example. If I publish a short story on Facebook, and then attempt to publish it with a legitable print publishing house, Facebook when then have the legal right to call it theirs. That's nerve wracking.

If I were to just consider facebook notes to be a place where I kept writing pieces and rough drafts that weren't published in written form yet, is there an argument? That's my issue.