Facebook photos and intellectual property rights


Facebook photos and intellectual property rights

Recently the Tribunal of Rome has established the correct interpretation for the article 2 of Facebook “Statement of Rights and Responsibilities”, that distinguish the concept of “IP contents” (i.e. photos and videos) from other contents not covered by Intellectual Property rights.

Quoting the tribunal verdict, “The freedom to use contents published by users using the Public setting is strictly limited to the information and does not concern the IP content, since the users only grant Facebook a non-exclusive, transferable license”

Therefore no one is free to use uploaded photographic images without the owner’s consent on the sole ground of being published with the Public setting

 
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