Electronic Frontier Foundation Launches New Site to Track Modifications to Online Terms and Conditions

Comments Off on Electronic Frontier Foundation Launches New Site to Track Modifications to Online Terms and Conditions Written by on June 8, 2009 | Posted in Content Licensing, Internet Transactions

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (“EFF”) has just launched a new website to track companies’ modifications to their terms and conditions: TOSback.org. According to an explanation on the website, TOSbackup.org was launched with the intention of increasing public awareness about online terms of service, and to help the public monitor changes to the terms of service […]

Blogosphere Reacts to Licensing Terms for Amazon’s New Kindle Publishing for Blogs

Comments Off on Blogosphere Reacts to Licensing Terms for Amazon’s New Kindle Publishing for Blogs Written by on May 26, 2009 | Posted in Commercialization of Intellectual Property, Content Licensing, Copyright Infringement, IP Licensing News

Amazon has just released the beta of its new Kindle Publishing for Blogs, and the blogosphere is starting to react to Amazon’s new licensing terms in its terms and conditions. What are bloggers saying? Well, the early consensus seems to be that while the concept of blog content licensing to Kindle is good, the required […]

Facebook Adopts Townhall Format to Allow Users to Comment and Vote on New Statement of Rights and Responsibilities

Comments Off on Facebook Adopts Townhall Format to Allow Users to Comment and Vote on New Statement of Rights and Responsibilities Written by on March 2, 2009 | Posted in Content Licensing

Reversing its course again for the third time in less than a month, Facebook has proposed another new set of terms and conditions and is adopting a townhall format to allow users to comment and even vote on the new changes. CEO Mark Zuckerburg explained the new changes at the Facebook Blog as follows: We […]

Facebook Reverses Decision and Announces Temporary Return to Prior Terms and Conditions

Comments Off on Facebook Reverses Decision and Announces Temporary Return to Prior Terms and Conditions Written by on February 18, 2009 | Posted in Content Licensing

Following up on our blog posting yesterday regarding the recent controversy over a Facebook decision to amend its terms and conditions, Facebook has decided to reverse its previous decision and temporarily adopt its previous terms and conditions. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced the change of policy late last night, stating as follows: Many of us […]

Facebook Licensing Controversy Prompts Public to Take Closer Look at Social Networking Site Terms and Conditions

4 Comments Written by on February 17, 2009 | Posted in Content Licensing

Following on the heels of a 2007 controversy over its privacy and advertising policies, Facebook has now set off a new controversy on the web with its decision to amend its terms and conditions, which deal with the licensing of content posted to its site. The provision at the heart of this controversy states as follows: You are solely responsible for […]

Silicon Valley IP Licensing Lawyer & Attorney: Serving San Francisco, Silicon Valley, San Jose, Los Angeles, San Diego, Irvine, Anaheim, Orange County, Santa Monica, Silicon Beach, Atlanta. Licensed in California and Georgia.