Tonight I was wondering if I should delete my Facebook account. I don’t really use the service… about all that ever happens is that I respond to friend requests. I’m opposed to the fact that Facebook prefers walled gardens to the open web. Having a Facebook presence wasn’t really harming me… but it wasn’t helping either.
By posting User Content to any part of the Site, you automatically grant, and you represent and warrant that you have the right to grant, to the Company an irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive, transferable, fully paid, worldwide license (with the right to sublicense) to use, copy, publicly perform, publicly display, reformat, translate, excerpt (in whole or in part) and distribute such User Content for any purpose, commercial, advertising, or otherwise, on or in connection with the Site or the promotion thereof, to prepare derivative works of, or incorporate into other works, such User Content, and to grant and authorize sublicenses of the foregoing.
By posting anything to Facebook, you’re granting Facebook a license to pretty much do anything they want with it, including commercial use.
No thanks. I’ll be making sure that I ping any Facebook-only contacts before I close the account, but my Facebook account will be deleted shortly.