[thechat] copyright on MySpace

Ian Anderson ian at zstudio.co.uk
Mon Mar 27 03:40:20 CST 2006

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

By my reading, not if you remove it from their servers, according to the 
line that says, "This license will terminate at the time you remove such 
Content from the Services."

(Now, when I sold articles to UK magazines, I had to sign a licence that 
really /did/ give them rights to use my material anywhere in the world, 
in any form, for perpetuity, without further payment.)

It does sound an extraordinarily broad range of arses they're covering, 
though - what's the thing about sublicensees all about?



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