Be careful on Facebook.....

@cheenlly (3483)
Philippines
March 12, 2009 7:06am CST
That's what in the local news said yesterday. It said that people should be careful uploading pictures on social networks like facebook, friendster and multiply because just recently it became an issue that facebook has this disclaimer or policy whatever they mean about that they will own all the pictures that you upload. Many have reacted because why a change and what a policy is that. One actress said if that's the case then i would delete my account. Personally, i may react the same. Its our personal pictures and why would they claims it as their property. Some people reacted that before signing up, they should read policy. Now not sure if facebook has really implemented the change since many have reacted about it. What about you friends, Are you a member of those social sites? what do you think about the issue and what is your thoughts about it? Thanks
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18 responses
• Philippines
12 Mar 09
really? is this true? i was about to post my new pictures on facebook. whew.. now i am dooubting if i will post some pictures...
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@cheenlly (3483)
• Philippines
12 Mar 09
It was in the local news, once i heard the word facebook and friendster i was became alert all of sudden and really watch the news. I am not worried in a facebook though because i haven't uploaded any pictures there but i'm worried on friendster. Though friendster was not much mention, its only facebook that has the issue. Well i guess we better read their policy from now on if there is any changes.
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• Philippines
13 Mar 09
i am scared now.. thanks for posting.. i did not upload new pictures at facebook.
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@Celanith (2334)
• United States
13 Mar 09
I am a member of facebook and this is old news they did have this as new policy but after over 601,0000 members protested and complained because it violates copyright laws and other rights to royalties etc. The reversed their new policy back to the old and are rewriting the policy so it meets with rights of the members copyright and other rights and royalties.
@daneg33 (1131)
• Canada
13 Mar 09
I brought this up in a previous discussion a few weeks back. Facebook changed their policy, but a lot of people freaked out, so they changed it back. What they were basically saying was that even if you delete your account, everything you have previously uploaded is theirs to do with as they wish. They could change it back at any time, I'm sure. It pretty much says in their terms that they can change them whenever they want to. Facebook has gone from a small site for college members to a huge worldwide phenom.
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@marketing07 (6266)
• South Korea
12 Mar 09
im not a member of facebook..but knowing the changes of their policy is not good..im a member of another social network like friendster..hope it wont happen..thanks for your post..have a nice day
@pinklilly (3446)
• Australia
13 Mar 09
I havnt heard that specificly but I have heard that any photo or pic you upload on the Internet is open for anybody to take... Places like facebook are just one that is more open to getting personal ones.. I have an account but don't use it much and have limited photo's on there now and I have made it so only a select few of my friends can see. I don't see why the website would want to own them anyway.
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• United States
13 Mar 09
You know what pink? You are so right about that! FaceBook at least is up front with theirs, and has the right to the images once uploaded. This doesn't account for anyone happening by and wanting to rip your pic and use it ill-gottenly. That is why it pays to be extremely cautious in what pictures you put up on the internet. Also, and this just from a news story I've seen last night. If you aren't the only one in the picture, then you should ask each individual clearly seen in the photo if they want the shot online. They have rights too, and may not want to be seen online.
• India
13 Mar 09
If this is the policy of the facebook then i will definitely delete my account. Since i am new user to that social sites, i don't even know much about Facebook, still i have an account in that social sites. I don't want anybody to use my photo in their personal job, if really they are uploading the photo of member then its not good, and they are going to loose the business and thanks a lot for such discussion, i would have never known about this matter.
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@deepti15 (1190)
• India
13 Mar 09
I find ... Best about facebook: I'm Sure everyone said it you can find people you've known ages ago! Worst about facebook : It has become cluttered with useless applications on other people that make it hard for me to find their wall. I was but recently after all drama ,I closed my account.
• United States
13 Mar 09
That's crazy for them to claim ownership on our personal pictures. That's foolish what if you have your picture hosted on another site and you have them loaded on facebook and the like; I don't think they could claim them then could they? Also one of my family members told me that people can copy your pictures from your social networks
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• Philippines
13 Mar 09
Good day.. I'm not a member of any social networking site like friendster, facebook or multiply but I do upload pictures in some website like imageshack for business purposes and storage. But if websites that host pictures for free just to claim it there own in the future than I think this is a serious matter. I mean it should be clear from head on that the uploader is the sole owner of those materials and any change in the future regarding that policy should be void. I think this matter should be look into.
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@jazzsue58 (2672)
12 Mar 09
Hm. This sounds like a kneejerk reaction to the Youtube fiasco - perhaps they thought they'd be next! The only people it would matter to are those in the public eye, and I must admit I'm surprised at how many singers, actors etc have Facebook profiles. If I were famous I'd say, "Up yours" and close my account - but then I'd be letting my fans down. Not sure of the legalities of this. What about family photos with children in? If they've got ownership of our personal pics it means they can sell them on, surely?
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@mipen2006 (5528)
• Australia
12 Mar 09
Not a face book fan. My daughter and her friends have uploaded some pictures of me without asking for my permission. This being the case, I can't see how they could be become the property of facebook.
• United States
12 Mar 09
Ah Ha! So now you know lol - Just another picture of me that I took when I took this new avatar. The pose seems to fit here lol.
You know what, I am a member of this site, and this is the first of it that I have heard. However, I am not surprised, and not even bothered by this development. Why is that? I don't put any pictures on the internet that I do not want shared nor given away. If you watch what you put on these types of sites, then things like this in the disclaimer will not bother you.
• United States
12 Mar 09
Forgot to add that this is how social sites make their money. Do you know how much money is in the stock photo industry??? Many social sites claim the pictures that people upload, and its in their terms and conditions most of the time. (Just remembered that this is in FaceBook's TOS and has been for as long as I've been a member). This is even part of MyLot's TOS, only difference here is that we get a cut of the revenue. That's why it pays to read the TOS before signing up to anything and using their features.
• United States
13 Mar 09
lol my concern is the same as yours, you put photos of yourself online for people to see who cares if the sites capitalize on it? if they werent making money from us, they wouldnt let us use it.
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• Canada
16 Mar 09
If this is true then I would probably delete the pics but still not completely quit facebook. If facebook do own these pics or they do want to keep this pictures, what would they do with a trillion pics anyways?? Hmmm o_- plus if facebook really did own the pics and most people on facebook knew about this then facebook would lose about more than half there people. This topic really got me thinking and also got me scared =D
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@Shaun72 (15968)
• Palatka, Florida
8 Jul 09
I don't really have to many pictures in Facebook but I do in Myspace. I am a memeber of both Facebook and Multiply although I'm not very active in either group really.
@lulu1220 (1010)
• United States
8 Jul 09
I was not aware of this at all. I will have to look at facebook and read more about it. I am not crazy about the idea of them owning the pictures. So what would happen if I deleted my pics? Would they still own them? I really do not have many pics on there anyway, but the ones I do have I consider mine. I will have to check into this more.
@rhowena (31)
• Philippines
8 Jul 09
you really are such a concern citizen, even though i dont have such facebook or friendster maybe sooner i can create one, but im glad that you reacted too, because its true why they do such thing, they should implement policies that will give the owner of such facebook or friendster a security to protect rights and priviledge .
@arkaf61 (10882)
• Canada
2 Jul 09
In facebook and every where else. People should be careful when uploading pictures, period. The best and safest thing to do is not to upload at all specially personal pictures. But if one must, then it is important to know the policies carefully.
@GardenGerty (99239)
• United States
21 Mar 09
I have chosen not to be members of those kind of communities. I jokingly tell people that I do not do anything online that does not pay me. I know that sounds pretty selfish, but when we have opportunities like MyLot, I do not see any need to go to the other places.