Very broad copyright license on your content

Service: Facebook
Case: very broad
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Author: import script (4) Bot

The copyright license that you grant to Facebook goes <strong>beyond the requirements</strong> for operating the service. For instance, it includes the right for Facebook to transfer the license or to license it others on their terms (“sublicense”). Also, the copyright license <strong>does not end when you stop using the service</strong> unless your content has been deleted by everyone else.

On 2018-01-16 15:27:56 UTC, Deleted wrote:

imported from kizrN7qb1Ck

On 2018-01-16 15:28:37 UTC, Deleted wrote:!msg/tosdr/kizrN7qb1Ck/UA4PuBTAZ3IJ Hello,

Obviously one of the most important issues that's addressed in ToS is
the copyright license. Not all services are equal in this regard,
especially between services where the user operate in private and
services where the user shares / publishes content with other people /
with the world.

With this first topic, I'd like to gather some comparative
information and discuss what seems to be a fair balance between
needs to operate the service and rights of the authors & the
public. Then we could try to categorize them and give them a

The first thing to discuss obviously is the scope of the copyright
license. Some of the ToS out there seems to go as far as they can get in
scope. It seems to me that the biggest difference are:
* some ToS don't grant a specifically large license to the
operator of the service but fall back on a copyright public
license e.g. creative commons
* some ToS require the ability to transfer, sublicense with others
(sometimes it is limited to the partners e.g. Twitter Partners)

Do I miss anything substantial?

you grant us a non-exclusive, transferable, sub-licensable,
royalty-free, worldwide license to use any IP content that you
post on or in connection with Facebook (IP License).

By submitting, posting or displaying Content on or through the
Services, you grant us a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free
license (with the right to sublicense) to use, copy, reproduce,
process, adapt, modify, publish, transmit, display and
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methods (now known or later developed).

You agree that this license includes the right for Twitter to
provide, promote, and improve the Services and to make Content
submitted to or through the Services available to other
companies, organizations or individuals who partner with Twitter
for the syndication, broadcast, distribution or publication of
such Content on other media and services, subject to our terms
and conditions for such Content use.
By submitting Content to Operator for inclusion on your Website,
you grant all readers the right to use, re-use, modify and/or
re-distribute the Content under the terms of the Creative
Commons Attribution 3.0.

en publiant leurs messages sur Seenthis, les auteurs acceptent :
— que ces messages soient publiés (présentés au public) sur le
— que ces messages soient organisés et enrichis par les
automatismes présents dans le système Seenthis (traduction,

By publishing their messages on Seenthis, the authors agree
- these messages are published (displayed to the public) on the website
- these messages are organised and augmented by automatic
systems in Seenthis (translation, taggin...).

Note that SeenThis gives the option when the message is posted to choose
which license (classic copyright, cc-by-sa, and others)
By submitting Content to Automattic for inclusion on your
Website, you grant Automattic a world-wide, royalty-free, and
non-exclusive license to reproduce, modify, adapt and publish
the Content solely for the purpose of displaying, distributing
and promoting your blog.

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On 2018-08-29 14:25:56 UTC, import script (4) Bot wrote:

duplicate of 920

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