Thursday, December 1, 2016

Facebook Changed Policy - Put URLs on Timelines, etc.

Some time ago, maybe even a YEAR ago now, Facebook changed their policy which affects the way we add our Licensing Credits to Timeline Covers, Group Banners and Page Banners.  Funny thing is, most of the Digital Design Stores have not updated their T.O.U.'s.

Remember when all heck broke loose in the creative community about the URL being regarded as "advertising" so everyone said NO URLs on Covers, Banners, etc.?   Well now that this has changed, where is the "bandwagon" for changing it back?   lol

I have been putting URLs on my Timeline Covers and thankfully haven't gotten into any 'trouble' with any of the Stores.  I realize that until they "catch up" and modify their TOU Pages that, technically, I'm going against TOU's.  ugh

So please ... anyone that sees this post share it with the powers-that-be at your Stores.  You'll be making SO many people happy ... just watch.

** Timeline / Banner Crediting UPDATE 2016:     I did not do this research and I am copying with permission.  Feb. 2017 - I am highlighting this because I think some people are overlooking the fact that I plainly say I DID NOT DO THIS RESEARCH AND I AM COPYING WITH PERMISSION.

We can have a URL in the credits on Timeline cover as this is not commercial business advertising - it is simply putting credits so as not to infringe upon Artist's Copyrights. The following statement can be found in both the pages TOU/policy and personal timelines TOU/policy of Facebook: 

"All covers are public. This means that anyone who visits your Page will be able to see your cover. Covers can't be deceptive, misleading, or infringe on anyone else's copyright".

If you would care to read the current Facebook policy, nowhere does it state that URLs are not allowed within credits on a timeline cover.

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