No comments | Sunday, November 11, 2012
By posting your photos on Facebook, you've granted the company license to use it. Theoretically, they can use them any way they want. whether it's for corporate promotional material or advertisements, unless you know to opt out. They also allow businesses that you've "liked" to use your profile photo on ads shown on , your friends page. Most people fail to read the user agreement, which clearly says that "you grant us a non-exclusive, transferable, sublincensable, royalty-free, worldwide license to use any IP (Intellectual Property) content that you post on or in connection with Facebook:" (Is it any wonder people skip this?) unless you and every one with whom you've shared your photos delete them. Occasionally third-party advertisers have used photos without the user's or Facebook's consent. A few years ago, a man logged on to his account and stumbled upon an ad for an online dating service. Who was the star of said ad? His wife! Awkward! Turns out the service lifted her profile photo from her page.

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