Here’s How You Agreed to Be the Star of Facebook’s Advertising Show

Many don’t understand that John Smith actually agreed to be part of this advertising, and that’s why Facebook is proposing a rewriting of its Statement of Rights so now that it now reads, according to CNET:

“You give us permission to use your name, and profile picture, content, and information in connection with commercial, sponsored, or related content (such as a brand you like) served or enhanced by us. This means, for example, that you permit a business or other entity to pay us to display your name and/or profile picture with your content or information, without any compensation to you. If you have selected a specific audience for your content or information, we will respect your choice when we use it.”

Thus, Facebook simply wants to ensure policies and practices are clear and well-defined in its user agreements, and users know exactly what they’re getting themselves into so there leaves no room for legal dispute.