Governor Snyder Says You Own Your Facebook Pictures, But What Does That Mean?
WLNS-TV reports Governor Snyder signed a bill that does just that. But I question how the government can force any media entity to treat your uploads like your own personal property when you (and I) are using their service and server space. What if their business folds? Normally they would shut everything down. Can they not do that now?
The WLNS article doesn't offer any explanation on how exactly this new law is supposed to work, but, it feels to me like a government overstep.
Personally, although I thought it was weird and kind of creepy at first, I now think the way Facebook handles accounts of deceased members is decent -- creating an online memorial. Nice.
Oh, and what if a person fails to bequeath their property -- do the kids go to probate court to battle who gets mom or dad's Facebook account? Lol. Seriously...