Facebook Reverts to Previous Terms of Use After Pressure from Users

On February 16th I wrote about Facebook changing their Terms of Use to reflectfb-icon1 that they forever own your content – even if you cancel your account with them.  Needless to say, I was not very impressed with the changes and figured that it was just the name of the game.  But to my surprise the powers that be at Facebook listened to their users and have reverted back to their previous Terms of Use while they work 0n an updated version.  Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook wrote more about the change on the Facebook Blog.

Besides the reversion to their old terms, FB has asked for user input on their new Terms. I am interested in seeing what the response from users is.  Unfortunately, most people don’t care about this sort of stuff until they disagree with it. This is an opportunity for all those folks (including myself) who complained to get involved in the new ToU draft.

Visit the “Facebook Bill of Rights and Responsibility” and post your thoughts and comments on the new terms.

Thanks for the read and God speed!

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