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  •  Actually Facebook has first come out since and (2+ / 0-)
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    dennisl, David Kroning

    said we don't own everything:

    http://consumerist.com/...

    Furthermore Facebook, despite being able to limit access to your "friends", is more or less a public forum. You are basically saying, I HAVE NO PRIVACY WHEN I POST PICTURES OF ME ON THE STREET CORNER!? ARE YOU SHOCKED! Um, no. You can't expect extreme privacy when you post stuff for public consumption.

    "You Can't Piss on Hospitality... I WON'T ALLOW IT!" Michael Waits, Troll 2

    by Larry Madill on Tue Feb 17, 2009 at 07:39:34 AM PST

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    •  I never gave anyone the right to sell it (4+ / 0-)

      If they're changing the rules after I agreed to a different set of rules ... then I get out, that's all.

      "(Our) stories are singular, but our destiny is shared, and a new dawn of American leadership is at hand."

      by Detroit Mark on Tue Feb 17, 2009 at 07:40:50 AM PST

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      •  Oh and as to his response (4+ / 0-)

        "It's just a formality ... trust me"?

        Are you effing serious?

        "(Our) stories are singular, but our destiny is shared, and a new dawn of American leadership is at hand."

        by Detroit Mark on Tue Feb 17, 2009 at 07:41:52 AM PST

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        •  Yes and no (1+ / 0-)
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          You'll see this in the boilerplate for any number of online forums if you read the terms of agreement closely.

          The idea is that if everything posted to the board becomes the property of the board owner, there can never be any lawsuits or actions related to copyright. So on that level it's just CYA.

          Of course, once you have ownership of all that material, all these options open up for monetizing it (I use that infuriating word deliberately), and that's where it's not just CYA. It's a neat little twofer.

          [F]or too many, the cruelty of our system is part of its appeal. - eightlivesleft

          by oldjohnbrown on Tue Feb 17, 2009 at 08:55:38 AM PST

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