The Bright Coast

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Facebook Demonstrates Some Sense

Posted by brightcoast on February 18, 2009

After all the hysteria about their new privacy terms, facebook posted this message today:

 

Terms of Use Update

Over the past few days, we have received a lot of feedback about the new terms we posted two weeks ago. Because of this response, we have decided to return to our previous Terms of Use while we resolve the issues that people have raised. For more information, visit the Facebook Blog.

If you want to share your thoughts on what should be in the new terms, check out our group Facebook Bill of Rights and Responsibilities.

I’m sure the federal complaint filed against them and all the negative publicity helped. But like I wrote on my facebook page (how appropriate right) I just don’t understand what their general counsel was thinking when they wrote the terms. I get the sense that they would never hold up in a non-adhesion contract setting, let alone here where the terms far outweight the “consideration,” which would be the right to use the website.

I think it was my note calling the terms unconscionable or the following that was the final straw, though:

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