jecasc - 11:16 am on Jul 7, 2011 (gmt 0)
I decided to finally created a facebook page for my online shop. So I created my account and wanted to add a few pictures and graphics but immediatly stumbled upon some legal hurdles.
When I upload pictures to facebook I have to give them a license for worldwide usage. It says:
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").
However the terms and conditions of the stock photo services I use do not allow sub licenses.
Usually there is a paragraph like this:
The Licensee may not loan, rent, sell, sub-license, lease, or otherwise transfer the right to use any image to any other person or entity.
So it seems it is not possible to use any stock photos on facebook or any graphics that contain stock photos.
Anybody know a stock photo service that has already addressed this issue?