OnlyFans has changed their terms so they own the rights to your content
On April 15, OnlyFans has updated their Terms & Conditions. This is something companies do all the time, but one change in particular raises concerns. As per the new terms, OnlyFans is free to do whatever they want with YOUR content. Are they just covering their asses (just in case) or are they looking for ways to generate additional income for themselves?
As outlined under point 10.2 of OnlyFans’ new terms, performers give them the right to use, reproduce, modify, display, distribute, and otherwise disclose content that has been uploaded to the company’s servers.
Dominic Ford – who is the owner of JustFor.Fans – took to Twitter to share his concerns about the updated Terms & Conditions. Since JustFor.Fans is a direct competitor of OnlyFans, it’s easy to question Dominic’s intentions, but his concerns are absolutely valid.
“You grant FIL and Our licensees, successors, and assigns the right to use, reproduce, modify, perform, display, distribute, and otherwise disclose to third parties any such material.”
This seems to be just an ordinary clause since social networks like Facebook and Instagram have similar clauses in their terms. There’s a big difference though; Facebook and Instagram are free to use, while OnlyFans is a paid service.
This short sentence is a very important one. It basically allows OnlyFans to do whatever they want with your content as soon as you upload it to their servers. This means they can license your content to someone else without paying you.
Are there evil thoughts behind this clause or does OnlyFans simply need those rights in order to run and advertise their fan page platform? Only time will tell…
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