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11 November 2009

Warning: Facebook and MySpace Strip Photo Copyright Data

Some social media sites are less than helpful than others at letting photographers maintain control of their intellectual property, according to a new report. Photographers who take the time to label their photos with copyright metadata may find it's all for nothing, since Facebook and MySpace erase it anyway.

A report published this week by the American Society of Media Photographers examines the terms of service (TOS) for Facebook, Photobucket, Flickr, MySpace, YouTube and Twitter.

None of these social media sites claim ownership of user-submitted images, and all of their TOS agreements have been scrutinized before. But the ASMP report finds fresh reasons for concern.

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