Paypal’s new TOS
Paypal has released updated wording to its Terms of Service agreement. And, as usually happens, the blogosphere has erupted with panicked shrieks of copyright theft and rights-grabbing.
So I was happy to read a lawyer’s interpretation of the contract.
Rachel Brenke is an attorney barred in the state of Texas. Her complete analysis is worth reading. In particular:
Legalese stinks sometimes – basically you’re not giving Paypal a free for all to the content on your site that you (a) don’t use through their services (b) don’t upload to their site and/or (c) specifically consent to.
Images on YOUR site are safe.
Content on YOUR site is safe.
Logos you upload to PAYPAL’s site fall within the license permission you’re giving them. (Such as the ones you upload to
Images you upload through one of their services, you’re giving license to. (As far as I’m aware there are no services that photographers would upload their images to beyond the logo on the invoice)
Don’t forget to note it is giving of a license, not of copyright for the items that are subject to these terms.
Just because you use their site to process payments shouldn’t (and doesn’t) give them access to EVERYTHING on your site (images and/or content). Just the specifics outlined here for you!