Facebook has a new set of terms and services in the works, and while it hasn’t quite kicked in yet, at least one group is worried about what it will mean for photographers. The American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP) issued a warning on its website about the new terms of service, stating that it allows Facebook to “exploit your name, likeness, content, images, private information, and personal brand by using it in advertising and in commercial and sponsored content — without any compensation to you.”
The changes were set to go into place yesterday, but Facebook has delayed the rollout while it looks into complaints about the new rules. Hopefully that will cause them to reconsider, or at least allow you to opt out, of such advertising.
Keep in mind that when Instagram was faced with similar complaints over new ToS, it reverted them to the original form. Maybe we’ll see something similar from its parent company.
[UPDATE: The New York Times is reporting that Facebook is delaying implementation of the new Pricavy Policy. -SH}