I woke up today, got myself a cup of coffee, went back to bed and opened Snapchat. To my surprise, I couldn’t log in unless I accepted their new Terms and Conditions. Usually I would just agree without thinking about it, but it bothered me that their new terms were that important that they locked me out of my own account until I had agreed. So, unlike so many times, I actually read the terms I was about to agree to.
To the extent it’s necessary, you also grant Snapchat and our business partners the unrestricted, worldwide, perpetual right and license to use your name, likeness, and voice in any and all media and distribution channels (now known or later developed) in connection with any Live Story or other crowd-sourced content you create, upload, post, send, or appear in. This means, among other things, that you will not be entitled to any compensation from Snapchat or our business partners if your name, likeness, or voice is conveyed through the Services.”
Am I getting this right? So basically, what once was only a few second messages and snaps between friends and family is now not only their possession but it’s also being sold to their business partners for syndication, broadcast, distribution, or publication outside the Services!
CREEPY! So, just keep in mind what you’re willing to share perhaps with the world wide web and what not. If I do agree to these strange terms, I’m going to make sure not to take any selfies, or I might just find my face in a spammy ad about "meeting sexy Russian girls" or something similar! Haha.
Would love to hear your thoughts in the comments below!
Have a great day guys!