Who owns your facebook profile?

Your boss could own your Facebook profile | OUT-LAW.COM

Employers could have grounds to demand ownership of employees’
social networking profiles, such as those generated on Facebook,
MySpace or Bebo, according to a leading intellectual property
lawyer.

The news comes in the wake of a court ruling which forced a
journalist to hand over the contents of his contacts list to his
former employer after he left that company.

Employers could insist on gaining ownership of some social
networking content, though only in limited circumstances, according
to IP law expert Catrin Turner of Pinsent Masons, the law firm
behind OUT-LAW.COM.

“If a social networking site is used to hold any information
which relates to your employment, if that information is prepared
in the course of your employment you are dealing with company
property,” said Turner.

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