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Boycott Facebook! Here's Why

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We're so glad we've never uploaded any of our stuff onto Facebook!

You Facebook users are SCREWED.

Did you know that everything you've loaded up into your profile (personal pictures, etc.) belongs to Facebook, even after you've closed your account?

That's what it says in the Terms of Service you agreed to when you opened your account, apparently.

The Consumerist recently uncovered this disturbing info and it's causing quite a stir.

So, what does this mean?

Basically, Facebook can do whatever the hell they want with YOUR STUFF.

And, they can do so WITHOUT your permission.

For example, they can license your personal pictures out to companies, make a shizzle of money and don't have to give you a dime.

Sounds really, really shitty and sooo shady!!!!!

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327 comments to “Boycott Facebook! Here's Why”

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  1. 201

    doesn't that violate like the some act of privacy???



  2. 202

    This is super sketchy. Makes me feel really uncomfortable. MySpace is exactly the same. I just read their TOS, and first deleted all the pictures I had posted, then deleted my MySpace. I don't really use MySpace anyway, so I'm not bummed out about that. I don't think I could ever delete my facebook, though!!! I'm addicted :( . I guess I'll have to go through all of my facebook pics I've posted and make sure they're not too bad or anything….! :\



  3. 203

    wat ever either way ur screwed with facebook cuz of all the pedoz on there



  4. 204

    I have known these for at least 7 months!!!! You can search for it on YOUTUBE, it's one of those 'paranoid' 'conspiracy theory' videos, one of those you know, fucking TRUE things. So it took you for this long to get to know about it. Wow, you are realllllyyy vigil people, arenthca….



  5. 205

    shit…..im fucked



  6. 206

    "Except for User Content and Applications/Connect Sites, [/b]all materials, content and trademarks on the Facebook Service are the property of Facebook and/or its licensors and are protected by all relevant IP laws and other proprietary rights (including copyright, trademark, trade dress and patent laws) and any other applicable laws. Without limiting the foregoing, FACEBOOK, the F LOGO, FB, FACE, POKE, THE WALL and 32665 and all related logos, are trademarks of Facebook. Except as expressly authorized by Facebook in writing, you agree not to use, sell, license, distribute, copy, publish, stream, publicly perform or display, transmit, reformat, modify, edit, frame, translate, excerpt, adapt, create derivative works or otherwise make unauthorized use of the materials, content or trademarks."



  7. 207

    ** THIS EXPLAINS IT ALL CAUSE T-MOBILE USED ONE OF MY PICS ON THERE ADS ON FACEBOOK LAST MONTH NOW I KNOW WHY

  8. livvs says – reply to this


    208

    dont freak i just read the terms of use and it didnt say anything about the company owning all of the pictures or whatever here it is:

    Except for User Content and Applications/Connect Sites, all materials, content and trademarks on the Facebook Service are the property of Facebook and/or its licensors and are protected by all relevant IP laws and other proprietary rights (including copyright, trademark, trade dress and patent laws) and any other applicable laws.



  9. 209

    since i'm considering being famous one day, i will boycott facebook. don't want my shit being sold for millions afterwards. good thing i'm a myspace lover lol



  10. 210

    That was in the UPDATED terms and contract, and you did not have to agree to those.

    I did not accept their new terms and contract. For those who say no one reads those, maybe you should. Did you read the one for this site? Any comments we use can be used without our consent, and without being attributed to us. The media whore has just found a new way to get away with finding the wit he lacks.

    It is no ones fault but your own.

    Oh, and he is probably supporting the boycott because it is doing better than his site. And as for the "most clicks" try not linking everything you have. Why not let us just see the, "if you are easily offended." That click counts. A click to comment counts… you have no real clue how many actual visitors come to your site do you?

    Ha, I doubt this comment will even get posted, talk about censoring…

  11. Fuego says – reply to this


    211

    Re: livvs – That's the issue. The TOS contradict themselves. In one part it says "Except for User Content …" portion but in another it says:

    "…You hereby grant Facebook an irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive, transferable, fully paid, worldwide license (with the right to sublicense) to (a) use, copy, publish, stream, store, retain, publicly perform or display, transmit, scan, reformat, modify, edit, frame, translate, excerpt, adapt, create derivative works and distribute (through multiple tiers) **ANY USER CONTENT***…"

    They also REMOVED this section:

    ""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"



  12. 212

    Re: LondonHockeyGurL – click, return to old layout…

  13. Fuego says – reply to this


    213

    Re: Crystalicious5 – SERIOUSLY???

  14. cmemt says – reply to this


    214

    under each picture post. Not to be copied or used with out written permission from the author. Besides what would they want with my lame pictures, LOL



  15. 215

    facebook sucks hard. i prefer myspace anyway. glad i closed my facebook when i did.

  16. Dice says – reply to this


    216

    Do they actually take peoples photos???



  17. 217

    Re: JulesW – ha! so true



  18. 218

    this is really old news..perez you are about half a year late haha



  19. 219

    That is why I got rid of my facebook account and NEVER used my good pics,……just the crappy out of focus ones…SUCK IT FACEBOOK



  20. 220

    YOUR SO GAY



  21. 221

    I never liked it either



  22. 222

    ya i know, i have facebook, just don't put anything too important out there ppl



  23. 223

    and here we all though facebook was the "safe" version of myspace. we have no one to blame but ourselves, or so it apparently says in the terms.



  24. 224

    Re: Fuego – I've been so offended by the 25 things about me chain letter going around.
    Someone is collecting data without even needing to lift a finger!
    .
    Bullshit=Bullshit!
    .
    It is only good for catching up with old friends. Period.



  25. 225

    im on facebook and i read the terms of use,and its not true…they own everything but the user content,and thats pics,videos,applications…..sooo NOT TRUE!!!



  26. 226

    W.T.F.



  27. 227

    How did you think they make their money?
    ha ha



  28. 228

    old news…
    we found this out soooo long ago. whatever just be smart with ur shit. yeah it sucks that they do that but i guess thats the price you pay to keep intouch with so many people for free. also its not like you receive junk mail and shit from companies that they're "selling" ur info to. Ive had fb for almost 3 years now and i dont get any more junk mail then i did before fb.
    seriously who cares?! just dont put up pics that ull be embarrassed about down the road.
    end of story.



  29. 229

    Oh shit - I'm in trouble then - thanks for the heads up Perez!



  30. 230

    wtf they can't do that
    next thing u know is that our picture are on a milk box has a lost kid



  31. 231

    Uhhhhhh duh…. Anyone that has a facebook knows that.. You can't delete your profile, all you can do is suspend it.



  32. 232

    I don't get the fascination with sites like this… I was bored to death after 5 minutes.



  33. 233

    The Jews own Facebook…(If you don't believe me google it)….They stole the code from another couple of guys(same thing use google)….Now they own your stuff…LOL



  34. 234

    Its just all about bragging about yourself



  35. 235

    WTF@!



  36. 236

    Outragious! It's almost like you can't trust any big company.. Why do they all want to screw us over all the time??



  37. 237

    Wow…you are SO behind the times Perez

    This was reported on numerous websites MONTHS ago.

    And if anyone had bothered to read the T&C then it wouldn't be an issue.

    It isn't shady at all, its users error for not reading the rules.

    As is all the internet. once you put something, anything up, even on a forum or myspace, anybody in the world could go and save it to their computer



  38. 238

    fuck i wanna be PRESIDENT! MY haters could buy info easily shit!



  39. 239

    Re: famewhore – no no, that just means that facebook users can't steal FACEBOOK stuff (like the logo,etc) or facebook will sue, but that facebook users can steal other user's content (such as app ideas, pictures, etc.) and not have to worry about getting in trouble w/ facebook.



  40. 240

    come on guys, it's really unlikely that facebook is going to use your stuff. anyway, if you don't understand that they are letting you upload your stuff onto their server for free and, therefore, they own the stuff you upload on THEIR server, then you probably shouldn't be using social networking sites in the first place…



  41. 241

    This is wayyy old news.
    Why do you think it's such a successful site? The government pays to have access to everyone's facebook stuff



  42. 242

    i know it, but i care about what i post



  43. 243

    Yeah facebook is nothing but a sophomoric popularity contest



  44. 244

    that. sucks.



  45. 245

    I don't know how to feel about that. I'm kind of pissed actually. I have alot of stuff I wouldn't like facebook to OWN after I close my account.



  46. 246

    F_U_C_K YOU FACEBOOK!



  47. 247

    how did guys not already know. it's like the first thing they teach you when you get to college.



  48. 248

    You can delete all your photos and most of your info before you close your account. Then they have barely anything. No big deal.



  49. 249

    WEll i am deleting all my photos right now



  50. 250

    Myspace does EXACTLY THE SAME THING. So you aren't safe anywhere.



  51. 251

    oh well, i still lovee facebook



  52. 252

    since were all already fucked, might as well keep using it :)



  53. 253

    1.what does ftw mean?! i'm always wondered…
    2.this is OUTRAGEOUS! is this actually true!?!?! is this even like legal??



  54. 254

    So When I Become Famous They'll Digg up My Embarassin Pics…UGHhH!
    ShitHeads!



  55. 255

    Hate to say it, but if you're boycotting Facebook for that reason, you shouldn't be on MySpace either. Their Terms of Service say the exact same thing with the exception that after you delete your account, they don't have that license anymore. I don't really care though. It's not a big deal to me.



  56. 256

    I am not a big fan of Facebook anymore :)

    Meg



  57. 257

    Oh for f's sake you outraged people. Welcome to web two point oh. Don't post anything on the internet that doesn't end up on someone else's server. Its like saying, "I'm gonna store my vintage car in your public garage for free - don't ever show what's in your garage to anyone unless I say you can. Its mine. I only want people who admire me to see it. NO, I won't pay for this - its my right to put whatever I want in there. You can't do anything with it unless I say so."

    Read ANY socical network terms of use/service. I tried finding it for this blog but couldn't… interesting its not linked in the footer. Yo, Perez, where's your TOS for comments? :P

    Perez, where's your TOS?



  58. 258

    facebook is shitacular



  59. 259

    so shitty!!!



  60. 260

    oh damn.
    im screwed then.

    twats.



  61. 261

    Facebook is an american company then?



  62. 262

    Oh NO! So those pics of my threesome with Lindsey and Sam can be used to stop me from running for public office???!!! What a shame!!!!!



  63. 263

    I think this can be fought in court of law, due to if you took the photos you own the copyright. I'm going to go delete my photos.



  64. 264

    Bebo :D



  65. 265

    That's shocking!



  66. 266

    That's old news..



  67. 267

    That sucks!!! who are they to publish our pictures however they want - who do they think they are?!?!?!?!? :-X

  68. Mark says – reply to this


    268

    Ownership; Proprietary Rights
    Except for User Content and Applications/Connect Sites, all materials, content and trademarks on the Facebook Service are the property of Facebook and/or its licensors and are protected by all relevant IP laws and other proprietary rights (including copyright, trademark, trade dress and patent laws) and any other applicable laws. Without limiting the foregoing, FACEBOOK, the F LOGO, FB, FACE, POKE, THE WALL and 32665 and all related logos, are trademarks of Facebook. Except as expressly authorized by Facebook in writing, you agree not to use, sell, license, distribute, copy, publish, stream, publicly perform or display, transmit, reformat, modify, edit, frame, translate, excerpt, adapt, create derivative works or otherwise make unauthorized use of the materials, content or trademarks.

    I believe this excludes user content so untwist your panties



  69. 269

    and this is why i barely go on there! haha. Myspace=



  70. 270

    Old news.



  71. 271

    i ONLY GOT 1 HEAD SHOT…LOL…



  72. 272

    If That's the case FUCK FACEBOOK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



  73. 273

    A KICKASS KLASS ACTION LAWSUIT SHOULD BE BREWING- LET"S SOCK IT TO 'EM. FUCK FACEBOOK. HEY HO LET'S GO!



  74. 274

    Wow, that just ain't right.

  75. Haylo says – reply to this


    275

    Shit man, I hate Capitalism!!! How the fuck?!?!?! Fuck, no one ever reads the fucking terms and conditions when subscribing into any networking site. It's a good thing that I never really went as far as to create a life in Facebook or MySpace the way other people have. I know people that can only be contacted through Facebook. I would be pretty effed up if I saw my picture anywhere else other than my camera or personal albums. Fucking people should be killed and destroyed for their evil ways.

  76. Haylo says – reply to this


    276

    Re: natalie22 – I know!!! that's exactly wat I thought the first time I read this. Then I said, "am fucked"



  77. 277

    ooooooh shit.



  78. 278

    Meh. Oh well.

    If someone is going to put something that could get them introuble on line then they deserve to get in trouble.

    Also, I am pretty sure I heard about that 15 months or so ago….You ar behind friendly face!

    Kisses!



  79. 279

    myspace all the way baby!!! whoo-hoooo



  80. 280

    wake up people…everything you put online is fair game…sure you can sue if you see someone using your likeness somewhere else, but monitoring that is nearly impossible…someone can take your pic and put it on their site without your knowledge…moral of this story, don't post anything to any site that you wouldn't want other people seeing elsewhere.



  81. 281

    Re: SWEETPIECE! – i kind of like that list that's going around…..got me thinking about mine last night……and i learned a lot about one old friend…and one new friend…..but then again i'm an fb newbie and only have a handful of lists to check out…..i can see how it could get old



  82. 282

    this is why i deleted facebook a little over a month ago.
    never looked back.



  83. 283

    After being on Facebook for 2 months or so, I have realized it has become annoying as far as the apps & goofy shit. I will say though that I have reconnected with lots of people in an easy way.
    It is what it is with them…just think about that next time you check that "I agree" box!



  84. 284

    Re: Fuego
    holy crap.



  85. 285

    If you believe that the Facebook Service or Facebook's business practices are in any way unfair, fraudulent or unlawful, you agree to bring it to the attention of Facebook's legal department. If you do not report the issue or continue using the service after discovering the issue, you expressly waive the right to claim that the Facebook Service is unfair, fraudulent or unlawful with respect to that issue.



  86. 286

    that sort of thing is why i don't use facebook. i don't trust them.



  87. 287

    thank you. I just posted the terms on my facebook account and will no longer use facebook until the terms change



  88. 288

    yeah and its for government they get access to your information.

  89. lions says – reply to this


    289

    yeah that's pretty standard. if they ever did anything really shady with it they would get into more trouble than it's worth. if people don't use facebook, then they don't make any money. why would they do anything purposely malicious with your personal stuff? they aren't evil geniuses, cackling and drumming their fingertips together plotting how to take over the world.

    i don't know what kinda dramz you're trying to start but it's lame.



  90. 290

    Hmmm Myspace uses the same type of user agreements! PH must be paid by them Myspace, or (news corp) to speak badly about Facebook! Gotta love how easily people lose their minds at the cost of advertising!



  91. 291

    that's so fucking shady



  92. 292

    OMG you're such a retard. Hun, this has been out for quite a while.. You're so stupid sometimes but I love you anyway ;)



  93. 293

    OMG! :P



  94. 294

    Re: Jolly Olly – who cares if you are first? quit writing that nonsense!



  95. 295

    That is soo fucked up!!!



  96. 296

    THANK YOU PEREZ! I WILL BE ADDING YOUR INFO ON MY FACEBOOK SITE AND SHUTTING IT DOWN!!!



  97. 297

    dumb



  98. 298

    wtf..
    That's soo dumb,
    like don't get me wrong, i adoer you.
    but i don't belive this..
    i have EVERYTHING on facebook, but no naughty pictures of anything…
    that's sooooo dumb! ._.



  99. 299

    wow shity!



  100. 300

    OMG!

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