Talk:Legal/CC BY-SA on Facebook
Since when you use FB you agree that "You own all of the content and information you post on Facebook..." souldn't the answer for "Can you post CC-BY-SA content that the Foundation produced on Facebook?" be No? HAndrade (WMF) (talk) 06:38, 19 April 2013 (UTC)
- It at least looks unfinished having the word "Foundation" in the section title but nothing like "WMF is ok with you posting its work on FB" in the paragraph itself. --Ата (talk) 08:50, 1 September 2017 (UTC)
This page addresses the usage of CC-BY-SA − what about CC-BY?
I had conflicting answers from Foundation people on this (who, unless I misunderstood, had discussed it with some folks from Legal).
(As far as I can see, the section 4 excerpt quoted in the piece is verbatim the same in both CC-BY and CC-BY-SA, but IANAL etc.)
- Looking at the text of CC-BY-3.0, it seems that CC-BY is incompatible with the Facebook licence. For example, CC-BY requires you to attribute the author, but the Facebook licence also permits Facebook to use the work without attribution. As you can't grant a non-attribution licence for someone else's CC-BY works, I would assume that CC-BY works can't be uploaded to Facebook. --Stefan2 (talk) 12:07, 18 November 2013 (UTC)
This piece only addresses Facebook. What about other social networks and hosting platforms?
Out of curiosity, I checked some others, including Tumblr & Wordpress.com, which as far as I could see had very similar clauses to the FB one quoted in this piece (but, IANAL, etc.).
Just to say: thanks for posting this. :-) I've just pointed someone towards this page in answer to their question about whether photographs they've posted on Commons might be shared on Facebook. Thanks. Mike Peel (talk) 21:07, 28 April 2014 (UTC)
Question about posting CC-BY-SA images on Facebook
As it is explained Facebook requires the uploader to give it permission to do things that break the CC-BY-SA license. However if you are a third party you do not have the rights, if you do not own the rights to do this you cannot give them away. Does this mean you simply can't upload any sort of copyrighted material you do not own these rights to on Facebook because you would be breaking the copyright? Or that you are breaking Facebook TOS but not the copyright? Surely millions of people are doing this every day. What does this mean? This seems so unenforceable and regularly broken as to be meaningless.
- Sure, Facebook should revise their TOS. However, Facebook prefers to have users relinquish any right whatsoever they might have, and then face lawsuit for specific cases where that was not possible. (See also their recent handling of PrivacyShield and the WhatsApp data.) --Nemo 13:28, 4 December 2016 (UTC)