Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Facebook’s Users Ask Who Owns Their Information - NYTimes.com

This is apparently turning out to be an interesting case study in information literacy – see the full article for more context-setting

Facebook moved swiftly to say it was not claiming to own the material that users upload. It said the terms had been updated to better reflect user behavior — for instance, to acknowledge that when a user deletes an account, any comments the user had posted on a page remain visible.

“We certainly did not — and did not intend — to create any new right or interest for Facebook in users’ data by issuing the new terms,” said Barry Schnitt, a Facebook spokesman.

Facebook’s Users Ask Who Owns Their Information - NYTimes.com

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