How Facebook's New Terms Of Service Affect Photographers

Facebook’s new terms of service are creating quite a buzz. It’s an unhappy buzz as far as many content creators are concerned. The new terms state that Facebook users no longer have any right to limit how their likeness, information and content are utilized. In conjunction with other updates to the terms, that means Facebook now has broader rights to resell your information, identity and—perhaps most notably for photographers—your photographs uploaded to the service. Obviously, many content creators object to the idea of their photographs being licensed without explicit consent, and without reaping any rewards from commercial usage. If you’re interested in evaluating the new terms and how they might impact your own use of Facebook, the American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP) has published an informative breakdown of how the changes impact photographers.

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