iReport gets in on the privacy and social networking conversation


Considering the recent controversy over Facebook, it makes sense that CNN iReport is now asking people to share their opinions on social networking and private information.  If you’d like to submit your own opinion through iReport, you’ll need to create an account first.  But I’m glad to see the Facebook issue causing such a stir.  It certainly isn’t something people should take lightly.


2 responses to “iReport gets in on the privacy and social networking conversation

  1. I find this hilarious. You know why? Because iReport is in the exact same boat as Facebook.

    Take a look at their terms of use and you’ll find a few paragraphs related to submissions. Here’s the paragraph in question:

    By submitting your material, for good and valuable consideration, the sufficiency and receipt of which you hereby acknowledge, you hereby grant to CNN and its affiliates a non-exclusive, perpetual, worldwide license to edit, telecast, rerun, reproduce, use, create derivative works from, syndicate, license, print, sublicense, distribute and otherwise exhibit the materials you submit, or any portion thereof in any manner and in any medium or forum, whether now known or hereafter devised, without payment to you or any third party.

    CNN, like Facebook, doesn’t exclusively own your content but they are claiming that they can do whatever they want with it, including edit, reproduce and broadcast in any medium conceivable. If they want to use your iReport clip as part of their advertising and thereby profit from it, they can. This is without payment or credit to the author.

  2. Wow, I didn’t even think about that. That is pretty amazing. Way to go, iReport.

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