You can view and comment on changes to the Facebook SRR (Statement of Rights and Responsibilities or better known as “Terms of Service”) located on the Facebook Governance Page. You can download and review the redlined proposed changes here. The deadline for comment is 12pm PST August 18th. It is important for Facebook users to review these new terms as there are significant changes to the SRR and the wording that is used. Most of the SRR will affect your privacy as a Facebook user.
For example, make sure you note the following:
1. For content that is covered by intellectual property rights, like photos and videos (“IP content”), you specifically give us the following permission, subject to your privacy and application settings: 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”). This IP License ends when you delete your IP content or your account (unless your content has been shared with others, and they have not deleted it).
3. When you add an application and use Platform, your content and information is shared with the application. We require applications to respect your privacy settings, but your agreement with that application will control how the application can use the content and information you share.
4. When you publish content or information using the “everyone” setting, it means that everyone, including people off of Facebook, will have access to that information and we may not have control over what they do with it.
You should already know these things though, right? 🙂 Remember: Anything you post to Facebook private or not…consider it public information. You can leave your comments on the Facebook Governance Page or feel free to comment here. We would love to hear your opinion of these upcoming changes.