eh, facebook

So I’ve decided to remove any and all art images from Facebook because I recently reviewed their privacy terms and didn’t find them satisfactory. Please, if you are an artist (or not) do the same yourself, you can find them here.

Section 2 part 1 is the most illuminating: “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”).”

What this translates to is, “You know man, you still OWN the copyright ‘n all, but you know, we can use your images like when and if we want to without having to pay you a dime. Oh yeah, and our friends can use’m too.” Myself, I haven’t found any  of my artwork smuggled into the sidebar banner advertisements or anyplace else but I know someone who has!

Now, if you’ve managed to bear with me through that jargon-y garbage, I ceremoniously remove from Facebook and place here…. My painting of an artichoke.

watercolor and ink

In keeping with the nature of this post, I would like to restate that any and all images, videos, text or other media posted in this blog are © Cat Baldwin, 2011 unless otherwise stated and may  only be used with permission, thankyouverymuch.


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7 Responses to “eh, facebook”

  1. Katey Says:

    love your choke

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