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RE: Myspace OWNS your posted content....

Title: RE: Myspace OWNS your posted content....

>>"# Proprietary Rights in Content on MySpace.com.

   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

isn't this just a long-winded way of them saying "it's our website- you're welcome to put stuff on it, but don't get upset if we redesign the interface a bit from time to time, & oh by the way, it's a website so your stuff can be seen/heard/read anywhere in the free world, & sometimes we'll need to make mechanical copies in order to load-balance across servers/ISPs/networks..."

isn't it just a disclaimer?

I hate murdoch as much as anyone else, but this was in place before he bought the site. it looks like a fairly standard release form to me. their lawyers probably drew it up to protect them..... people might see something on the site & try to sue the site instead of going after the real source; this is their way out of that trap, surely.

now, if it had said "in perpetuity"...... that would be different. what happens to your right to remove material if (say) google cache the content, thus freezing it in cyberspace even after you've pulled it? /that/ I have a problem with.



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