Facebook Caves In Over Terms Of Service Backlash
Facebook has done an about-face, reverting back to its original terms of service.
As you likely heard, Facebook recently made a substantial change in the language of its terms of service, giving Facebook the rights to use your content—including photos and videos—any way it wants into eternity, even after your account is closed.
Facebook users freaked out. While some high-profile members, like Sasha Frere-Jones, who writes about music for The New Yorker, quit Facebook in protest, tens of thousands of Facebook users joined Facebook groups like People Against The New Terms Of Service.
It wasn't long before Facebook bowed to the pressure, announcing its change of heart just last night.
That said, this battle for the rights to our Facebook content isn't necessarily over. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said that the company will work on a revision of the terms but will give Facebook users a chance to voice their opinions on how it should be written, according to The Wall Street Journal. We'll see how much say we really have.
Were you one of those people who were up in arms over Facebook's change in its terms of service? Or did you think that Facebook was within its rights to claim ownership of our content forevermore?