Right. I'm not too worried about my posts, bit I will NOT be posting any more photos here as long as there is a facebook "Like" button. My reasons are simple:
For content that is covered by intellectual property rights, like photos and videos (IP content), you specifically give us the following permission, subject to your privacy and application settings: you grant us a non-exclusive, transferable, sub-licensable, royalty-free, worldwide license to use any IP content that you post on or in connection with Facebook (IP License).
Do they include links in "or in connection with"?
This IP License ends when you delete your IP content or your account unless your content has been shared with others, and they have not deleted it.
ie. you may or may not be able to delete it and revoke said permission. You may or may not even know if you CAN delete it. Since I'm not on facebook, how will I ever be able to manage my IP?
Special Provisions Applicable to Social Plugins
If you include our Social Plugins, such as the Share or Like buttons on your website, the following additional terms apply to you:
We give you permission to use Facebook's Social Plugins so that users can post links or content from your website on Facebook.
You give us permission to use and allow others to use such links and content on Facebook.
You will not place a Social Plugin on any page containing content that would violate this Statement if posted on Facebook.
When I post my photos here, I post my IP, trusting that SANParks would use it with respect. Since I have not giver permission for my IP to be shared on facebook, and SANParks have no right to give said permission, this is a page that violates the above statement.
Since I know I'm just a lone voice in a social-media-mad world, that will probably get ignored in the long run, I will simply take whatever action I can to protect my IP, and that includes keeping it off this forum. I will probably also end up deleting photos I have already posted, as soon as I find the time. It's sad, but I can't risk granting facebook a licence, since then I loose the ability to claim any kind of exclusivity in future, whether that is an exclusive use licence on a stock site, or selling a print as "one of a kind"...