ASMP looks at Social Media Terms of Service

July 1, 2010

Best Practice Recommendations for Social Networking Sites Christopher

J. Reese, Esq.

In response to member requests, ASMP commissioned attorney Chris Reese to undertake a review of the Terms of Service (TOS) of six social media sites and to prepare findings and recommendations. The sites included in his assessment are Facebook, Photobucket, Flickr, MySpace, YouTube and Twitter. This report presents recommended best practices, considerations, common terms used, and hypothetical situations photographers may face when images are posted on social networking sites.

This article is a great look into the various TOS offerings on some of the most popular Social Networking Sites. The article begs the question, "Why do you really want to post your images?". Mr. Resse helps navigate the very murky waters of Copyright and I.P. Law.