TERMS OF USE AGREEMENT<br />MySpace.com<br />You may have less control<br />over your content <br />and how you use it <br...
Online Policy Primer<br />This Policy Primer does not include all sections of the MySpace Terms of Use Agreement as at Jun...
Yes, the ‘Legal stuff’ is boring.<br />The Terms of Use Agreement is fairly straightforward however it is typical of such ...
MySpace can do many things...<br />They can change their Terms of Use Agreement at any time. <br />The changes take effect...
Who can use MySpace?<br />When registering as a new User, you must tell the truth.<br />You must be 13yrs of age or older....
MySpace can close your account.<br />They can terminate (close) your membership at any time and for any reason or no reaso...
MySpace can start charging fees.<br />They can start charging for any service they like, whenever they like.<br />If you c...
They don’t like certain content.<br />MySpace can remove any of your content (what you post, send or display).<br />If the...
Is your content really private?<br />You can mark your content as private at any time and MySpace will ensure it will not ...
If you don’t own it, don’t use it.<br />You must own the content you intend to use on MySpace.<br />You must not use any c...
Illegal CONTENTis not tolerated.<br />MySpace have given examples of CONTENTthey consider illegal or prohibited in their T...
Illegal ACTIVITY is not tolerated.<br />MySpace have given examples of ACTIVITIESthey consider illegal or prohibited in th...
Some messages will cost you $$$<br />Also mentioned in Illegal Activities… section 8.18 states that unauthorised advertisi...
Not another Policy?<br />If you choose to use services on MySpace such as applications, websites, desktop, wireless, mobil...
TERMS OF USE AGREEMENT<br />MySpace.com<br />The full Terms of Use Agreement is available online at:<br />http://www.myspa...
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MySpace Terms Of Use - Primer

  1. 1. TERMS OF USE AGREEMENT<br />MySpace.com<br />You may have less control<br />over your content <br />and how you use it <br />than you think!<br />
  2. 2. Online Policy Primer<br />This Policy Primer does not include all sections of the MySpace Terms of Use Agreement as at June 25, 2009.<br />11 points have been chosen in the hope that individual users of MySpace may find the information useful, helpful or just plain interesting...<br />Presentation by cilla14399200October 2009. <br />(Net23 student, Curtin University of Technology, Perth WA)<br />MySpace.com Terms of Use Agreement online at:<br />http://www.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=misc.terms<br />
  3. 3. Yes, the ‘Legal stuff’ is boring.<br />The Terms of Use Agreement is fairly straightforward however it is typical of such legal writing that it is verbose which ensures many people cannot be bothered to read it.<br />“…Studies show privacy policies are hard to read, read infrequently, and do not support rational decision making.” <br />(McDonald & Cranor as cited in OUT-LAW News, 2008)<br />
  4. 4. MySpace can do many things...<br />They can change their Terms of Use Agreement at any time. <br />The changes take effect as soon as they are posted on the website. <br />All users of MySpace accept these changes by default (automatically)<br />MySpace.com Terms of Use Agreement online at:<br />http://www.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=misc.terms<br />
  5. 5. Who can use MySpace?<br />When registering as a new User, you must tell the truth.<br />You must be 13yrs of age or older. <br />You would not be breaking any applicable Lawsby using MySpace.<br />Section 1. Eligibility.<br />MySpace.com Terms of Use Agreement online at:<br />http://www.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=misc.terms<br />
  6. 6. MySpace can close your account.<br />They can terminate (close) your membership at any time and for any reason or no reason at all.<br />They do not have to give you notice or explain why.<br />They can reassign or rename your profile URL.<br />Section 2. Term.<br />MySpace.com Terms of Use Agreement online at:<br />http://www.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=misc.terms<br />
  7. 7. MySpace can start charging fees.<br />They can start charging for any service they like, whenever they like.<br />If you currently pay for any MySpace service, and your account is closed for any reason stated in their Terms, you are not entitled to a refund.<br />Section 3. Fees.<br />MySpace.com Terms of Use Agreement online at:<br />http://www.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=misc.terms<br />
  8. 8. They don’t like certain content.<br />MySpace can remove any of your content (what you post, send or display).<br />If they deem your content is commercial and unauthorised, they may also terminate your membership or take legal action against you.<br />e.g. advertisements, affiliate links and data collection or solicitation.<br />Section 5. Use by Members.<br />MySpace.com Terms of Use Agreement online at:<br />http://www.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=misc.terms<br />
  9. 9. Is your content really private?<br />You can mark your content as private at any time and MySpace will ensure it will not be distributed outside MySpace.<br />But your content may remain on display even if you have marked it as private. It is your responsibility to remove or ask others to remove your content on MySpace.<br />Section 6.1 Proprietary Rights in Content on MySpace.<br />MySpace.com Terms of Use Agreement online at:<br />http://www.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=misc.terms<br />
  10. 10. If you don’t own it, don’t use it.<br />You must own the content you intend to use on MySpace.<br />You must not use any content on MySpace if you don’t have the legal rights or permission to use it.<br />But, if you do own the content; you are free to copy, modify, publish, distribute, sell it etc.<br />Section 6.5 Proprietary Rights in Content on MySpace.<br />MySpace.com Terms of Use Agreement online at:<br />http://www.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=misc.terms<br />
  11. 11. Illegal CONTENTis not tolerated.<br />MySpace have given examples of CONTENTthey consider illegal or prohibited in their Terms (see relevant Section below).<br />Their examples include content that affects User behaviour, security, rights, licenses etc.<br />Your account may be closed and legal action taken against you for these violations.<br />Section 8.1 – 8.16 Content / Activity Prohibited.<br />MySpace.com Terms of Use Agreement online at:<br />http://www.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=misc.terms<br />
  12. 12. Illegal ACTIVITY is not tolerated.<br />MySpace have given examples of ACTIVITIESthey consider illegal or prohibited in their Terms (see relevant Section below).<br />Their examples include activities such as hacking, spam, impersonation etc.<br />Your account may be closed and legal action taken against you for such violations.<br />Section 8.17 – 8.36 Content / Activity Prohibited.<br />MySpace.com Terms of Use Agreement online at:<br />http://www.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=misc.terms<br />
  13. 13. Some messages will cost you $$$<br />Also mentioned in Illegal Activities… section 8.18 states that unauthorised advertising or solicitationi.e. Bulk email or messaging communications,may cause MySpace harm.<br />You agree to pay MySpace $50for each actual or intended recipient who receives unsolicited communication from you.<br />Section 8.18 Content / Activity Prohibited.<br />MySpace.com Terms of Use Agreement online at:<br />http://www.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=misc.terms<br />
  14. 14. Not another Policy?<br />If you choose to use services on MySpace such as applications, websites, desktop, wireless, mobile etc, be aware that your data may be used and shared by third parties.<br />Each service may have their own policy so you should not expect MySpace to protect your data and privacy all the time.<br />Section 10. Third Party Linked Services.<br />MySpace.com Terms of Use Agreement online at:<br />http://www.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=misc.terms<br />
  15. 15. TERMS OF USE AGREEMENT<br />MySpace.com<br />The full Terms of Use Agreement is available online at:<br />http://www.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=misc.terms<br />
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