Drawing the line for online platforms

By | March 7, 2012
Do you find that online networks are becoming increasingly greedy and pushing the boundaries on what they can grab through policy and terms and conditions settings? Then you'll want to pay attention to this verdict on a case between facebook and the german consumer rights watchdog. It basically says:

1. Facebook needs to clean up their friend finder to comply with German (and EU) law.

2. Facebook doesn't have the right to grant itself an unlimited ownership package over user generated content.

Sure, it is only talking about Facebook, but an important precedent for future similar cases that may come.

Reshared post from +RA Sebastian Dosch

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