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The Telegraph, for example, reported that "the photos people take, thinking they are temporary and private, could appear on Snapchat's promotional material, on its website or even its social media accounts."
But Snapchat insists this isn't going to happen. In a statement entitled "Protecting your Privacy" published on November 1, the company emphatically says that "the important point is that Snapchat is not-and never has been-stockpiling your private Snaps or Chats."
As a Snapchat user, you will continue to own all your own snaps. Yes, the terms do "grant Snapchat a worldwide, perpetual, royalty-free, sublicensable, and transferable license to host, store, use, display, reproduce, modify, adapt, edit, publish, create derivative works from, publicly perform, broadcast, distribute, syndicate, promote, exhibit, and publicly display that content in any form and in any and all media or distribution methods."
(Whether this is in itself problematic is a slightly different debate.)
@alexhern well idk, I just disagree with the wide perception that just bc it's not a copyright transfer & quite common, it's not problematic- a literal psyduck (@sarahjeong) November 2, 2015
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