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Duties of the poster:

1. Post a blog every week on an appropriate topic before Friday at Midnight.

2. The blog will meet the desired criteria to the best of the posters understanding.

Duties of the Reader:

1. The reader agrees to check the posted time to ensure the poster is writing blog posts on a punctual basis.

2. The reader agrees to mark each blog post out of 2.5% that it is worth of the total course grade. The reader agrees to not assign a mark of less than 2% of the total course grade to each blog post by the author of this post..

The terms and conditions of any agreement are designed to spell out guidelines for how a service provider and customer will interact in any conceivable scenario. While this can be helpful for the user as it sets out guide lines it can be easy to miss important information within the legal jargon. The information that often is missed can be extremely important. I read through the Facebook terms and conditions and found some Important terms you may be unaware of but have a very real effect on you.

“For content that is covered by intellectual property rights, like photos and videos (IP content), you specifically give us the following permission, subject to your privacy and application settings: you grant us a non-exclusive, transferable, sub-licensable, royalty-free, worldwide license to use any IP content that you post on or in connection with Facebook (IP License). This IP License ends when you delete your IP content or your account unless your content has been shared with others, and they have not deleted it.”

This term gives Facebook the right to use any content you share until you and every single person you have shared your content with deletes it off of Facebook. This can be a serious issue for artist and writers who want to share their progress with friends and family on this platform. So long as there content remains on Facebook, Facebook can use your content royalty free which can be problematic for anyone who makes their own content and lives off the royalties they earn. It is important to be aware of this before you share your content.

“You will resolve any claim, cause of action or dispute (claim) you have with us arising out of or relating to this Statement or Facebook exclusively in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California or a state court located in San Mateo County, and you agree to submit to the personal jurisdiction of such courts for the purpose of litigating all such claims. The laws of the State of California will govern this Statement, as well as any claim that might arise between you and us, without regard to conflict of law provisions.”

Another interesting condition in the Facebook agreement is that all disputes will be settled in a California court. The ramifications of this is that since you also agree to have all your information transferred and processed in the USA (16.1), is that your information is subject to US law. This can lead to the protection of your information being more or less secure than you may believe. If you feel your information is used illegally in a way not specified in the terms and conditions you also need to check California law as it may differ from your place of residence.

Most terms and conditions are worded in a way to be legally binding and almost require a law degree to fully understand. Requiring a point form, summarized version of a terms and conditions in layman’s terms. This will allow more confusing terms and conditions to be spelt out in an understandable way that will also encourage people to actually read the terms and conditions.

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