As with other social networks, Facebook is constantly updating and changing their terms of service agreement. The latest change to Facebook’s terms of service has the American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP) worried enough that they have issued a warning to photographers about the new terms of service.
According to the ASMP the new language in the Facebook terms of service allows the social network to “exploit your name, likeness, content, images, private information, and personal brand by using it in advertising and in commercial and sponsored content — without any compensation to you.” This is obviously an issue, specifically to photographers, but also to the average user of the social network.
Originally these new Facebook terms of service were set to go into effect on September 5th, but do to some complaints about the new terms Facebook has issued a slight delay while they look into some of the complaints. So it is unclear if the language that the ASMP is complaining about will remain in the final version, but it is disheartening to say the least that these social networks continue to try and take advantage of users like this.
What are your thoughts on these new terms of service? Is facebook overstepping their bounds here or is the ASMP and other cautious individuals being overly worried? Let us know your thoughts in a comment below.
[via Pop Photo]