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Facebook feels users’ wrath over Instagram terms of service

Eileen McDermott, New York


Facebook’s fleeting decision to change Instagram’s terms of service yesterday highlights the fine line in social media between sound business policies and PR nightmares

"Legally, the scope of the rights that a company has in user and/or user-generated content depends on the grant of rights provisions in its Terms of Service," said Michael Kasdan of Amster Rothstein & Ebenstein. This means that companies must spell out clearly what their rights are for users in order to guarantee maximum monetisation of the site’s content.

Under Facebook’s proposed model...


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Uber, Garcia v Google, Verizon, and a "terribly poor" CAFC decision are in our weekly round-up http://t.co/vpXJdThS7K http://t.co/kM1IVpBzB8

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Another highlight of #ip2014 = launch of #ipwomen network http://t.co/XhQqPJKQzy Pleased to see IP profession addressing diversity!

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Apple & Samsung settled (outside US) as did Google & Viacom. Did 2014 see mediation take off? ($) http://t.co/tWLQ72pqcI #ip2014

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