Tag Archives: Facebook

Is there Intellectual Property in Money?

Usually, the question is asked the other way around: “is there money in Intellectual Property?” But as technology is creating new kinds of currencies and new ways to pay, the question of Intellectual Property Rights in money becomes relevant. 1. New money Amazon has recently started issuing its own currency, called Amazon Coins. Amazon creates Read more …

Is Facebook turning us into digital slaves?

We are uploading digital versions of ourselves into social media – we have different layers of existence now. Those digital persons are like digital slaves, owned by the social media. Current IPRs are an important part of the digital shackles. We will need digital human rights to do away with digital slavery. Any science fiction Read more …

So who decided to privatize IPRs?

Facebook was already problematic, as I’ve written before. When you post your IPR on Facebook (your logo, trademark, music, etc.), Facebook has effectively an unlimited right to do with your IPR whatever they want. For free. But there is more: Facebook has asked trademark owners to register their trademark with Facebook. What does that mean? Read more …

Social Media & IPR – Damned if you do, damned if you don’t.

Among Intellectual Property professionals, it’s a surefire hit: “have you read Facebook’s IP terms”? Tone is important – think of a TV preacher asking: “have you been tempted by Satan!?”. Poor Facebook. Don’t blame them, blame the fact that it’s still so difficult to set up your own website, so most people prefer the easy Read more …

Should you do business on Facebook?

A lot of fuss around how Facebook changed its terms of use, and then, within 24 hours, changed them back. What was the change about? Under the old (and current) terms, Facebook asks you to give them an unlimited license to do whatever they want with what you put on Facebook. However, that license expired Read more …