NEW TERMS OF ENGAGEMENT

So it’s been a few days since I last posted on here. I’ve been intensely busy and I was enjoying the day off today, so here’s a small little post (more extensive posts are coming this week).

THE NEW FACEBOOK: For people on Facebook, this might be of some interest to you. Apparently the site’s Terms of Service have changed. Some of these changes are, well, a little creepy. For example, check this new phrase out in Facebook’s ToS:

“The following sections will survive any termination of your use of the Facebook Service: Prohibited Conduct, User Content, Your Privacy Practices, Gift Credits, Ownership; Proprietary Rights, Licenses, Submissions, User Disputes; Complaints, Indemnity, General Disclaimers, Limitation on Liability, Termination and Changes to the Facebook Service, Arbitration, Governing Law; Venue and Jurisdiction and Other.”

This means, in non-legalese, anything you ever upload or store on Facebook from now on is Facebook’s. As in if you ever delete your account, they still retain rights over the content you uploaded.

Feel better about Facebook? No, me neither.

THE PIRATE BAY: The trial that could determine the future of downloading, copyright and torrents online is now underway. Opening statements were made today in a Swedish court by the International Federation of Phonographic Industry (IFPI), which is representing copyright holders. A strongly recommended link for anyone interested in this sort of thing.

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