daniwo59 at aol.com
daniwo59 at aol.com
Mon Oct 2 00:41:58 UTC 2006
I am currently reading the Terms of Service of Myspace. It is quite
interesting. Remember, this is a social networking site, not an
encyclopedia/dictionary/textbook/library/etc. As such, one would think that they would be a tad
more lax than us. Not so. Note that I not suggesting that these policies are
followed or that the millions of Myspace users have actually read them.
Nevertheless, it is there in writing. People who sign up agree to this. Perhaps we
can learn from them.
Non-commercial Use by Members. The MySpace Services are for the personal use
of Members only and may not be used in connection with any commercial
endeavors except those that are specifically endorsed or approved by MySpace.com.
Illegal and/or unauthorized use of the MySpace Services, including collecting
usernames and/or email addresses of Members by electronic or other means for
the purpose of sending unsolicited email or unauthorized framing of or
linking to the MySpace Website is prohibited. Commercial advertisements, affiliate
links, and other forms of solicitation may be removed from Member profiles
without notice and may result in termination of Membership privileges.
Appropriate legal action will be taken for any illegal or unauthorized use of the
Forbidden thing 11 is:
displaying an advertisement on your profile, or accepting payment or
anything of value from a third person in exchange for your performing any commercial
activity on or through the MySpace Services on behalf of that person, such
as placing commercial content on your profile, posting blogs or bulletins with
a commercial purpose, selecting a profile with a commercial purpose as one
of your "Top 8" friends, or sending private messages with a commercial
As I said, I sincerely doubt most (any) Myspace members have read the Terms
of Service, I can assure you that they are far more substantial than our own
Terms of Service. Personally, I hope that the Board rectifies this.
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