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June 24, 2010




Is it as simple as you suggest?

Facebook has to be concerned about opportunistic behavior like Power.com. Facebook is providing a lot of server space on which Power.com is trying to profit. If Facebook doesn't take the position that it owns its data it would likely have to create some special power of attorney so that it could proceed as a limited agent to protect its interests.

As between the choices, wouldn't you tell Facebook to secure the rights as owner rather than the duties of an agent?

Facebook, after all, is free

Kelly Spradley

This is thought provoking. I have wondered what would happen to one's data if a site like Facebook or Linkedin goes down. We can't assume that those sites are infinite. That makes me want to download all the connections in my Linkedin profile. It is like a rolodex, and I wouldn't want to lose that information. Same with Facebook. My friends have tagged me with pictures that I don't own, but want to keep. I guess I should copy and paste the pictures onto my own computer as soon as I get them.

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