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Facebook fined EUR 100,000 in Germany over user terms

Tuesday 1 March 2016 | 10:10 CET | News
A German court has fined Facebook EUR 100,000 for refusing to follow an order to inform users adequately about how it was using their intellectual property. The Berlin regional court upheld an earlier order obtained by the consumer group VZBV about the terms and conditions on the social network. In March 2012 it obtained a court ruling that Facebook's terms and conditions did not make clear the extent to which users' intellectual property, such as photos and videos, could be used by Facebook and licensed to third parties. The Berlin court concluded that while Facebook had changed the wording

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Categories: Internet
Companies: Facebook / Vzbv
Countries: Germany
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