2 comments on “Alternate Distribution Options: Myebook Revisited: UPDATED

  1. Hmm… those clauses you highlight at the end are very similar to the user agreement that got Google Chrome in trouble when they first rolled it out:

    “11.1 You retain copyright and any other rights you already hold in Content which you submit, post or display on or through, the Services. By submitting, posting or displaying the content you give Google a perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide, royalty-free, and non-exclusive license to reproduce, adapt, modify, translate, publish, publicly perform, publicly display and distribute any Content which you submit, post or display on or through, the Services. This license is for the sole purpose of enabling Google to display, distribute and promote the Services and may be revoked for certain Services as defined in the Additional Terms of those Services.”

    Google Chrome was forced to change this after public outcry. Here’s an article with more on it, prior to Google fixing the situation:
    http://copyfight.corante.com/archives/2008/09/03/google_chrome_and_copyright.php

  2. In myebook’s defense you are talking about something that was used before the site was officially launched and which was still in its early development.
    There shouldn’t be an issue with something that was later changed when a problem was pointed out to myebook, and which was changed to more accurately reflect that particular issue with regard to creators and publishers.
    Myebook have worked very hard with creators and publishers alike in order to ensure that they provide the best possible service, and have gone to great lengths to ensure that creators/publishers are well protected. It goes without saying that they also have to protect themselves, as does any other company when dealing with networking-orientated sites.
    I for one pointed out several issues which I believed required amending and I did so with a view to protecting my company’s interest. The changes were made swiftly and I was thanked for pointing them out. It is a response rarely seen by the much larger sites and which we should all welcome.

    Harry

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