[Foundation-l] Mywikipediaspace

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.
Rule 5:
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 
MySpace Services. 
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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