Facebook is... facing criticism for changing terms of service

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. (Flickr user andrewfeinberg (cc: by-nc-sa))
Facebook, the incredibly popular social network, hit massive protests when they changed their terms of service to indicate that they owned all content posted on their site by users. This would include photographs, poems, and messages. Tens of thousands of the social network's users joined online protest groups to denounce the change in policy. While initially trying to defend the change, Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of Facebook, ended up announcing a return to its previous terms of service. For an overview of the problem we are joined by Slate legal correspondent Dahlia Lithwick and University of Virginia media professor Siva Vaidhynathan.

"I think parents need to teach their kids that information is forever."
— Slate Magazine's Dahlia Lithwick on the recent change in terms on Facebook

Guests:

Dahlia Lithwick and Siva Vaidhyanthan

Hosted by:

Daljit Dhaliwal

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