Transcript of "NET503 Online Primer Policy on MySpace,com"
MySpace.com is one of social networking websites. <br />Became popular in United States in June 2006<br />Based on Friendster, internationally overtaken by its main competitor – Facebook<br />June 2011, Specific Media became the new owner<br />Introduction of<br />
Proprietary Rights in Content<br />“MySpace.com does not claim any ownership rights in the text, files, images, photos, video, sounds, musical works, works of authorship, or any other materials (collectively, "Content") that you post to the MySpace Services.”<br />- http://www.myspace.com/Help/Terms<br />
(Cont’d)<br />“After posting your Content to the MySpace Services, you continue to retain all ownership rights in such Content, and you continue to have the right to use your Content in any way you choose.” <br />- http://www.myspace.com/Help/Terms<br />
(Cont’d)<br />“By displaying or publishing ("posting") any Content on or through the MySpace Services, you hereby grant to MySpace.com a limited license to use, modify, publicly perform, publicly display, reproduce, and distribute such Content solely on and through the MySpace Services.”<br />- http://www.myspace.com/Help/Terms<br />
This means…<br />You are responsible for your own content from text, graphics, information and other materials<br />And also…<br />The license that you grant is non-exclusive, fully paid and royalty free, sublicensable and worldwide. <br />
Copyright Policy<br />“You may not post, modify, distribute, or reproduce in any way any copyrighted material, trademarks, or other proprietary information belonging to others without obtaining the prior written consent of the owner of such proprietary rights.” <br />- http://www.myspace.com/Help/Terms<br />
(Cont’d)<br />“It is the policy of MySpace.com to terminate Membership privileges of any Member who repeatedly infringes the copyright rights of others upon receipt of prompt notification to MySpace.com by the copyright owner or the copyright owner's legal agent.”<br />- http://www.myspace.com/Help/Terms<br />
(Cont’d)<br />“..if you believe that your work has been copied and posted on the MySpace Services in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please provide our Copyright Agent with the following information:…” <br />- http://www.myspace.com/Help/Terms<br />
This means…<br />You are not allowed to reproduce any copyrighted material without prior written consent of the owner<br />Your membership privileges might be jeopardised for repeated infringes of copyrighting other people’s works<br />
“A woman who ranted about how much she hated her small hometown on her MySpace page. This was forwarded by the local high school’s principal to Coalinga Record where it appeared as a letter to the editor under her name. Her parents and sister had to leave town because of threats received. A California State appellate court ruled that the publication of the letter did not violate her privacy rights.” (Sanchez, 2009)<br />Privacy? Case in point…<br />
So…<br />Exercise your right to privacy<br />A couple of articles on the potential impact you might face if you are not careful what you post online:<br />Safe social networking (n.d.) http://www.staysmartonline.gov.au/home_internet_users/protect_yourself2/safe_social_networking<br />Dendwyer (2011). Be careful what you post on social networking siteshttp://www.dennisdwyerlaw.com/be-careful-what-you-post-on-social-networking-sites<br />
Indemnity?<br />“You agree to indemnify and hold MySpace.com…harmless from any loss, liability, claim, or demand, including reasonable attorneys' fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of your use of the MySpace Services in violation of this Agreement..arising from a breach of this Agreement..any breach of your representations…if any Content that you post on the MySpace Website or through the MySpace Services causes MySpace.com to be liable to another.” <br />Another words…be careful what you post!<br />
Sanchez, J (2009). Court: your MySpace page isn’t private. ARS Technica. Retrieved September 11, 2011 from http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/2009/04/court-your-myspace-page-isnt-private.ars<br />Steel, E & Vascellaro, J.E. (2010). Facebook, MySpace Violating Own Privacy Policies? The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved september 11, 2011 from http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704513104575256701215465596.html?mod=WSJ_Tech_LEADTop<br />Sutter, J.D. (2010). Praise for MySpace’s new look – but that logo? Retrieved September 10, 2011 from http://edition.cnn.com/2010/TECH/web/10/27/myspace.revamp/<br />References:<br />
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