A snapshot of Facebook's copyright controversy

Copyright abuse of photos is rampant across the internet. The likes of Facebook may be trying to police the issue, but are they part of the problem?

Have you ever posted a photo to Facebook without knowing who it belonged to? Or uploaded someone else's picture to a virtual pin-board? Have you started a blog that offers seemingly endless reams of stunning photography? If so, then it's likely you're in breach of copyright rules. Sites like Facebook layout explicit terms of use, such as:


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