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Here's a question that I haven't seen the answer to:
When you add the FAA shopping page as a tab on a Facebook page, it links the page to your FAA shopping page. However, when opened, it shows up as a page in Facebook, i.e. has the Facebook banner/header. Does this bring the images on the shopping page under the infamous license agreement with Facebook?
(for those who don't know about the Facebook agreement with respect to images, here it is:
"For content that is covered by intellectual property rights, like photos and videos (IP content), you specifically give us the following permission, subject to your privacy and application settings: you grant us a non-exclusive, transferable, sub-licensable, royalty-free, worldwide license to use any IP content that you post on or in connection with Facebook (IP License). This IP License ends when you delete your IP content or your account unless your content has been shared with others, and they have not deleted it.")
In other words, they can use your images any way they want and can sell them to others. This agreement has been upheld in court. As a result, all of my directly uploaded images to Facebook have watermarks on them.
I note that if I click on an image on the shopping page, I can save the image elsewhere. It's not a high resolution image, but it would be sufficient for use on a website or as a small image in a publication. The high resolution images don't allow copying of the whole image.
I understand the original images are hosted by FAA. That's not my concern.
Let me rephrase the question.
With the shopping page application for Facebook, does a copy of the image get sent to Facebook when someone clicks on it in Facebook? If so, then that copy of the image certainly does come under the TOS of Facebook. I note that the shopping page and subsequent image page are displayed in a Facebook page, not a separate browser tab like the posting application does. Not everyone uses the watermarks and the image that comes up on the page, while not full resolution, can be copied and would be suitable for some commercial applications. See below for an example. There have been cases of copyright infringement where the watermark was cropped out.
This topic was/is a concern on Flickr, since their app for Facebook sends copies of the images to Facebook. These copies are saved by Facebook and, apparently, are not deleted even if you delete the image from Facebook and Flickr. I'm just trying to understand how FAA works in this regard so I can decide if I want to link my Facebook page to FAA for shopping.