In Press, Writing

The Financial Times has requested me to write a balanced story on the whole Facebook privacy issue.  What’s the issue?   Facebook claims that whatever your write is theirs.
You hereby grant Facebook an irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive, transferable, fully paid, worldwide license (with the right to sublicense) to (a) use, copy, publish, stream, store, retain, publicly perform or display, transmit, scan, reformat, modify, edit, frame, translate, excerpt, adapt, create derivative works and distribute any User Content you post.

I’d like to get your view on what you think of this.  Are you feeling insecure with what Facebook can do with your content?  Is it right for Facebook to own what is rightfully yours?  Or are we unnecessarily crying foul considering that most of the sites anyways has the same clause from the beginning? Maybe its just media hype to fill the space and air time?
Whatever your views are, however strong and critical they may be, do send them to me. If you are OK with it, I may use your opinion in the article. Please make sure to type in your full name and your designation. On the contrary if you don’t want to get printed, please explicitly state that as well. I respect your right to privacy!

You can either leave your opinion as a comment to this post or mail it to me at Kiruba @ Thanks in advance.