Did you know Vine can use
any of your content,
however it wishes?
By submitting through its services, Vine gain a worldwide
licence to distribute and manipulate your content however
it desires. (Vine, 2013b)
This licence also applies to partnering
individuals or organisations such as
Promoting and advertising of content comes free of charge
with zero compensation to you. (Vine, 2013b)
This leaves the door open for Vine to EXPLOIT
your content commercially!
Following a similar line to
policy, Vine has applied
These are your current content restrictions:
➔ Deception of others.
➔ Violation of the rights of a third party.
➔ Threats of violence to others.
➔ Is furtherance of illegal activities.
➔ Harassment and Spam.(Vine, 2013b)
Some believe that these relaxed content
restrictions combined with the affordances
of Vine, have lead to a problem with
pornography. (Worstall, 2013)
Currently, Vine affords you
the ability to search for
content via hashtags.
Vine can also limit your
storage and usage at any
time without notice.
You could wake up one day,
only to have a limited
amount of your content
In fact, all services provided by Vine may
change without any notice… (Vine, 2013b)
Vine is a very public
platform that is constantly
evolving in its terms,
services and policies.
Along with other users, you have
the option to decide if this Vine is
growing in the right direction for
All additional images are licensed
under Australia-Fair dealing, for the
purpose of criticism and review.
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