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Is it alright to download a picture of myself that was taken by a friend and posted on their Facebook page?

Last Updated: Jan 22, 2015  |  513 Views
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Unless the copyright ownership is transferred, your friend owns the copyright of the picture.  By posting a picture on Facebook, the user gives Facebook a “non-exclusive, transferable, sub-licensable, royalty-free, worldwide license” to display the pictures over the internet. 

If you think that making a copy of the picture is unauthorized by your friend, then you shouldn’t copy it.

To learn more, visit https://www.facebook.com/legal/terms

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