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Agreeing to FaceApp Mobile App Terms of Service is like Signing Bad Recording Contract

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In the last week, people have said that agreeing to FaceApp mobile app terms of service may be like signing a bad recording contract. Do they have good reason?

A lot of the “hoopla” surrounding the FaceApp mobile app has been due to several allegations that the company who designed the FaceApp mobile app is based out of the now quazi-enemy of the United States, Russia. I myself am not so worried about that. I wanna focus on how by your agreeing to FaceApp mobile app terms of service is like signing a bad recording contract, as it has come to my attention that that are giving the people at FaceApp MORE than just an image from your phone.

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What is FaceAPP?

From what I can gather, #FaceApp is a smartphone mobile app that allows you to upload photos of yourself that you own onto their server for the purpose of being able to manipulate the aging in your face and/or the whole area of skin that is exposed to the eye of the camera. While researching the mobile app, I’ve seen photos of people with increased and decreased aging. The mobile application wouldn’t be so bad had it not been for the FaceApp mobile app terms of service.

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FaceApp Mobile App
Terms of Service?

Yes, terms of service. When it comes to mobile apps, they ALL must have what’s called a “terms of service”. The terms of service for a mobile application is pretty much a contract/covenant that you must agree to before gaining access to the app. Therefore, it would be wise to read the terms of service for the FaceApp mobile application. PC Mag defines terms of service as the following:

“The rules a person or organization must observe in order to use a service. Generally legally binding unless it violates federal or local laws, the terms of service agreement (TOS) may change from time to time, and it is the responsibility of the service provider to notify its users of any such change. A website that provides only information or sells a product often does not have terms of service. However, Internet service providers (ISPs) and all websites that store personal data for a user do; in particular, social networking sites, online auctions and financial transaction sites.”

PC MAG
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Are the FaceApp Mobile App Terms of Service Legally Binding?

Considering that the terms of service is without a shadow of a doubt a contract; yes, the FaceApp Mobile App terms of service are indeed legally binding. Let us look at what the law defines a contract as. Bouvier’s Law Dictionary 6th Edition defines a contract as:

CONTRACT. This term, in its more extensive sense, includes every description of agreement, or obligation, whereby one party becomes bound to another to pay a sum of money, or to do or omit to do a certain act; or, a contract is an act which contains a perfect obligation. In its more confined sense, it is an agreement between two or more persons, concerning something to be, done, whereby both parties are hound to each other, *or one is bound to the other. 1 Pow. Contr. 6; Civ. Code of Lo. art. 1754; Code Civ. 1101; Poth. Oblig. pt. i.c. 1, S. 1, 1; Blackstone, (2 Comm. 442,) defines it to be an agreement, upon a sufficient consideration, to do or not to do a particular thing. A contract has also been defined to be a compact between two or more persons. 6 Cranch, R. 136.

Bouvier’s Law Dictionary 6th Ed.
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As you can see, by agreeing to the FaceApp mobile app terms of service, you would in fact be agreeing to a contract and would furthermore be obligated to those terms. This means that while having a smartphone you will agree to thousands of contracts (terms of service) in your journey of downloading apps. These are the small things we take for granted when downloading mobile apps on our smartphones. Hell, with all the terms of services we will inevitably agree to, it would seem that we all may one day need personal lawyers just to make sure we don’t end up signing over the family estate or majority ownership in a highly profitable and valuable company when downloading our next Candy Crush or Subway Surfers update. Is Candy Crush still a thing?

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Well, JudahSon; What Do You Think About the FaceApp Mobile App Terms of Service?

Yeah, about those…… If you’ve already downloaded, installed and agreed to the FaceApp mobile app terms of service, I can only say that I hope you’ve yet to partake in what seems to be social media-social experimentation-hysteria. I also call it the “Social media copy-cat phenomena”. If you’ve already downloaded, installed and agreed to the FaceApp mobile app terms of service, yet you haven’t partaken in the shenanigans, I suggest you immediately uninstall the app. It seems people abandon and sign over the most paramount of rights for the most extreme, supreme mediocre of things these days. I furthermore suggest that you be more cognizant of the terms of service for any mobile app that you download from here on out. Deal?

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WHY is Agreeing to the FaceApp Mobile App Terms of Service like Signing a Bad Recording Contract?

Simple, outside of having simple fun, there are NO BENEFITS to you by uploading one of your images to the FaceApp mobile app server. In fact, you have much to lose and NOTHING to gain. The FaceApp mobile app terms and conditions make this very clear. Clause 5 of the terms of service specifically states:

You grant FaceApp a perpetual, irrevocable, nonexclusive, royalty-free, worldwide, fully-paid, transferable sub-licensable license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, publicly perform and display your User Content and any name, username or likeness provided in connection with your User Content in all media formats and channels now known or later developed, without compensation to you.”

FaceApp Terms of Service: Article 5, Clause 2
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Could you imagine Master P when he first came into the industry, creating the Master P image, likeness and persona, signing over a perpetual, irrevocable, nonexclusive, royalty-free, worldwide, fully-paid, transferable sub-licensable license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, publicly perform and display his image, persona, stage name or likeness provided in connection with his musical works in all media formats and channels now known or later developed, WITHOUT compensation to himself? How about Jay-Z with the Reasonable Doubt album?

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Don’t Answer that Just Yet!

Let me tell you what all that actually means so that I can give you a proper opportunity to answer the question correctly. Let’s say Eminem drops an album that sold 2 million physical albums the first week and perpetually sold 500 thousand physical albums per year for the next 20 years. That sounds like Marshall would be bringing in a lot of coin, right? WRONG! Why?! Because Marshall uploaded that album to the FaceApp distribution service so that his music could be available “on all platforms”, he agreed to the terms of service (contract) that again states:

You grant FaceApp a perpetual, irrevocable, nonexclusive, royalty-free, worldwide, fully-paid, transferable sub-licensable license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, publicly perform and display your User Content and any name, username or likeness provided in connection with your User Content in all media formats and channels now known or later developed, without compensation to you.”

FaceApp Terms of Service: Article 5, Clause 2

That means that even though Eminem can do whatever he wants with the new hot album, FaceApp now has those same rights FOREVER. FaceApp now has the ability to make much more money from the album than Eminem without having to cut him in. He gave FaceApp what’s called in the affiliate marketing world a “MASTER RESELL RIGHTS” license.

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I Agreed to the FaceApp Terms of Service, What Do You Suggest I Do?

Get a lawyer!

Conclusion

Be cognizant of what you are licensing or giving permission to. These tech companies and big corporations have the power to subjugate the people of the world via contract. Surely, we are tired of these different forms of human trafficking.

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