Facebook\’s terms of service (TOS) used to say that when you closed an account on their network, any rights they claimed to the original content you uploaded would expire. Not anymore. Now, anything you upload to Facebook can be used by Facebook in any way they deem fit, forever, no matter what you do later.* Want to close your account? Good for you, but Facebook still has the right to do whatever it wants with your old content. They can even sublicense it if they want.
– Summary: Users have ZERO rights when it comes to posting and sharing content on Facebook. Basically, they own the rights to everything and anything that you post on their site, now and forever. Fucked up, huh?
– Words Of Wisdom: Cover your ass and don\’t go putting up some dumb shit u don\’t want reappearing 20 years down the line when you\’re running for office or applying for a senior management position in your firm. But that\’s just plain common sense anyways…….
– Rule Of Thumb: Never disclose any personal information on the net, it\’s nobody\’s business but your own. Follow this very simple rule of thumb as well as the above mentioned Words Of Wisdom and they should avoid you a lot unnecessary headaches in the future.
- Facebook Responds to Concerns Over Terms of Service (mashable.com)