Thursday, February 07, 2008

Facebook: For The Sheeple of Earth

Reading the "Terms of Use" of Facebook, I found this article:
By posting User Content to any part of the Site, you automatically grant, and you represent and warrant that you have the right to grant, to the Company an irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive, transferable, fully paid, worldwide license (with the right to sublicense) to use, copy, publicly perform, publicly display, reformat, translate, excerpt (in whole or in part) and distribute such User Content for any purpose, commercial, advertising, or otherwise, on or in connection with the Site or the promotion thereof, to prepare derivative works of, or incorporate into other works, such User Content, and to grant and authorize sublicenses of the foregoing. 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.

source: Facebook - Terms of Use

SHEEPLE WAKE UP BEFORE YOU FIND YOURSELVES SELLING GUM AT THE STREET LIGHTS!!! Facebook is blackmailing all its users, and they are like sheep: Happy, singing "Maaa" ("I Agree")!

And for the last two sentences... There is a catch... Well, you can only pity the not-so-smart ones! (Hint: I underlined the clues)

This sin is not exclusive to Facebook only, but it is God-damned one of the most dangerous Terms of Use on the surface of this planet!! This post is a word for the wise...

Disclaimer: I am not a lawyer, and I don't have any degrees in the Law, nor do I claim proficiency in any Legal matters. You may wish to consult a lawyer.

4 comments:

Z said...

Does it really matter if they appropriate my intellectual property? People steal ideas, pictures & words from each other every day. Only the narcissistic, overbloated egos of the world would strive hard at guarding their branded intellectual by-products, and usually with the help of an overpaid agent.
Facebook can take my posted content. I don't give a shit. I'm sharing it freely with my friends, using Facebook as a tool. It goes both ways.

Devil's Mind said...

Maybe (and maybe not) you are clueless, because maybe (and maybe not) you miss the whole point, or maybe (or maybe not) I am mistaken!!!

Z said...

Well... aren't you open to possibilites?

Devil's Mind said...

I guess I am!