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Virtual Legality Episode 306

How Australia is Changing Facebook's Terms of Service

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10m Sep 4, 2020
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Facebook is changing its terms of service! Not unusual in and of itself, but the company has also taken the unusual step of notifying its users of the exact section to be changed.

As it turns out, though the change is small (and perhaps unnecessary), it goes along with big discussions happening at Facebook and Google; discussions revolving around what to do...about Australia.

We don't come from a land down under, but that land's "unique" legal structures often least to excellent topics...in Virtual Legality.

#Facebook #TOS #Australia


Discussed in this episode:

Facebook Terms of Service
Prior to October 1, 2020
https://www.facebook.com/terms.php

Facebook Terms of Service
As of October 1, 2020
https://www.facebook.com/legal/terms/preview

"'Commercially Viable' Doesn’t Mean What You Think: A Lawyer Reads YouTube’s New Terms of Service"
YouTube Video - November 11, 2019 - Hoeg Law
https://youtu.be/nfkem5e5Iqg

YouTube Terms of Service
As of December 10, 2019
https://www.youtube.com/static?template=terms

"Draft news media bargaining code"
Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) Webpage
https://www.accc.gov.au/focus-areas/digital-platforms/draft-news-media-bargaining-code#about-the-draft-code

Draft News Media/Digital Platforms Code
https://www.accc.gov.au/system/files/Exposure Draft Bill - TREASURY LAWS AMENDENT (NEWS MEDIA AND DIGITAL PLATFORMS MANDATORY BARGAINING CODE) BILL 2020.pdf

"Q&As: Draft news media and digital platforms mandatory bargaining code"
ACCC - July 2020
https://www.accc.gov.au/system/files/DPB - Draft news media and digital platforms mandatory bargaining code Q%26As.pdf

"Facebook threatens to pull news from Australia if new law passes"
Axios - September 1, 2020 - Sara Fischer
https://www.axios.com/facebook-pull-australia-news-threat-new-law-8615dab5-59e7-4683-80cd-3f2254d8faba.html

"An Update About Changes to Facebook’s Services in Australia"
Facebook Webpage - August 31, 2020 - Will Easton
https://about.fb.com/news/2020/08/changes-to-facebooks-services-in-australia/


"Virtual Legality" is a continuing series discussing the law, video games, software, and everything digital, hosted by Richard Hoeg, of the Hoeg Law Business Law Firm (Hoeg Law).

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