Consumerist posted about changes in Facebook’s Terms of Service agreement that became effective on 4 February: Facebook’s New Terms Of Service: “We Can Do Anything We Want With Your Content. Forever.”
The big change apparently being that Facebook now claims rights to your content even if you drop off the service: “You may remove your User Content from the Site at any time. If you choose to remove your User Content, the license granted above will automatically expire, however you acknowledge that the Company may retain archived copies of your User Content.”
I haven’t had a chance to dig into the details but if you’re using Facebook to post your original content it’s certainly a good idea to read the terms and conditions carefully to know what you’ve agreed to.