[thechat] copyright on MySpace

Canfield, Joel JCanfield at PacAdvantage.org
Sun Mar 26 23:31:54 CST 2006

I'm probably naive and paranoid, but does this paragraph really mean "if
you post it here, we can use it free forever" ?

from http://viewmorepics.myspace.com/misc/terms.html?z=1 section 6
paragraph 1:

"By displaying or publishing ("posting") any Content, messages, text,
files, images, photos, video, sounds, profiles, works of authorship, or
any other materials (collectively, "Content") on or through the
Services, you hereby grant to MySpace.com, a non-exclusive, fully-paid
and royalty-free, worldwide license (with the right to sublicense
through unlimited levels of sublicensees) to use, copy, modify, adapt,
translate, publicly perform, publicly display, store, reproduce,
transmit, and distribute such Content on and through the Services. This
license will terminate at the time you remove such Content from the
Services. Notwithstanding the foregoing, a back-up or residual copy of
the Content posted by you may remain on the MySpace.com servers after
you have removed the Content from the Services, and MySpace.com retains
the rights to those copies."


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