Best Practice Recommendations for Social Networking Sites

In response to member requests, ASMP commissioned attorney Chris Reese to undertake a review of the Terms of Service (TOS) of six social media sites and to prepare findings and recommendations. The sites included in his assessment are Facebook, Photobucket, Flickr, MySpace, YouTube and Twitter. This report presents recommended best practices, considerations, common terms used, and hypothetical situations photographers may face when images are posted on social networking sites.

Summary of Best Practices
  • Decide why you are considering posting your images
  • Read the Terms of Service
  • Browse through the site to get an idea of its functionality
  • Decide whether you have chosen the right social networking site
  • Embed each image with copyright, contact, and other information
  • Consider posting only small, low resolution versions of your work
  • Review the TOS regularly to see if the terms have changed
  • Contact the site if you become aware of misuse of your images
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