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The Seven Network has been cleared of violating privacy provisions of the television code, after the network broadcast pictures and messages sourced from a memorial Facebook tribute page for a murdered woman. The Australian Communications and Media Authority investigated whether the broadcast of material sourced from Facebook …

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What about copyright?

Did Seven pay the owner of the photographs to use them, or did they just lift them for nothing, in the way that copyright protection only applies to MAFIAA members and multinational corporations?

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What copyright?

If *anyone* retains copyright, it's Facebook.

Try reading the terms and conditions next time you click on a button.

Or doesn't the facebook generation need to read contracts because they already know everything?

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Copyright

You agree that Facebook has rights to the content while it exists on Facebook (else they themselves couldn't share/transfer/etc said content), however there does not appear to be anything in the terms regarding *giving* said content to random third-party sites (which would probably be contrary to their own privacy policy). There's a form for reporting infringements, but this only relates within the Facebook world.

It is most likely that some journo found the pictures on Facebook (private or not) and *took* them. By uploading you give Facebook certain rights. You do not give Channel Seven rights. Hence copyright infringement is still a consideration.

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Facebook encourages...

....lazy, voyeuristic, 'journalism"

As for ACMA, what a toothless tiger.

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