Stupid question, but I'm going to ask anyway

in reality, all of this has been a total load of old bollocks
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Stupid question, but I'm going to ask anyway

Postby sloopjohnc » 11 Jun 2018, 22:04

My son and I got into a huge argument on Friday over the new Facebook commercial.



He insisted all the people in the ad are real Facebook users and I told him that I think they're probably actors, but I wasn't sure. Mainly to save im some face. My son insisted all the clips look like real amateur videos and I said that ad agencies can do that. He was apoplectic that he was right. I said Facebook would have had to include in their Terms & Conditions that they could use a user's likeness for promotional purposes, and probably pay them, but he insisted they were real anyway.

I hate the ad, by the way.
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Re: Stupid question, but I'm going to ask anyway

Postby The Red Heifer » 11 Jun 2018, 22:06

There's not even a question in that post!
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Re: Stupid question, but I'm going to ask anyway

Postby sloopjohnc » 11 Jun 2018, 22:11

The Red Heifer wrote:There's not even a question in that post!


Do you think they are actors or actual Facebook users in the commercial?
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Re: Stupid question, but I'm going to ask anyway

Postby Goat Boy » 11 Jun 2018, 22:16

Bring back Markus
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Postby sloopjohnc » 11 Jun 2018, 22:17

Goat Boy wrote:Bring back Markus


:lol:

He finally responded to my Facebook message today. He says he's doing fine.
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Re: Stupid question, but I'm going to ask anyway

Postby mentalist (slight return) » 12 Jun 2018, 02:50

Actors, sorry Sloop's son.
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Re: Stupid question, but I'm going to ask anyway

Postby Jimbo » 12 Jun 2018, 03:11

My friend says there is no such thing as a stupid question. There are only stupid people.
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Postby Loki » 13 Jun 2018, 19:33

Goat Boy wrote:Bring back Markus


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Re: Stupid question, but I'm going to ask anyway

Postby Quaco » 14 Jun 2018, 01:55

sloopjohnc wrote:I said Facebook would have had to include in their Terms & Conditions that they could use a user's likeness for promotional purposes, and probably pay them, but he insisted they were real anyway.

Facebook does just that. You have to sign away your right to your own likeness when used in FB-type things, such as commercials.

This issue often makes the rounds when people mistakenly believe that FB is claiming to own all your pictures by putting them up on the site -- they post some verbiage saying "I do not give FB the right to own my images..." -- but it seems that this isn't possible, nor what they are trying to do. But they can use your images.
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Re: Stupid question, but I'm going to ask anyway

Postby sloopjohnc » 14 Jun 2018, 23:08

Quaco wrote:
sloopjohnc wrote:I said Facebook would have had to include in their Terms & Conditions that they could use a user's likeness for promotional purposes, and probably pay them, but he insisted they were real anyway.

Facebook does just that. You have to sign away your right to your own likeness when used in FB-type things, such as commercials.


As parts of contracts, I typically have to get a model's release form as part of the contract to pay them. It's SOP. Or if I used someone's photo if I use their photo in a case study.

I was positive Facebook wouldn't forget to include this in the T&Cs. If they had, I'd think they were dummies.
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Re: Stupid question, but I'm going to ask anyway

Postby bobzilla77 » 14 Jun 2018, 23:38

I tried to send a friend request to one of those people in the ad, just for kicks.

While I did find someone by that name, the photo does not match the photo in the ad.
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Re: Stupid question, but I'm going to ask anyway

Postby Vic Snazell-Sprey » 16 Jun 2018, 07:22

Jimbo wrote:My friend says there is no such thing as a stupid question. There are only stupid people.


Your friend's a stupid twat then! :x
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Re: Stupid question, but I'm going to ask anyway

Postby Jimbo » 16 Jun 2018, 07:41

Vic Snazell-Sprey wrote:
Jimbo wrote:My friend says there is no such thing as a stupid question. There are only stupid people.


Your friend's a stupid twat then! :x


It's a joke. Why are you so defensive?
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Re: Stupid question, but I'm going to ask anyway

Postby Vic Snazell-Sprey » 16 Jun 2018, 10:27

I was joking. :(
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Re: Stupid question, but I'm going to ask anyway

Postby Jimbo » 16 Jun 2018, 10:34

Vic Snazell-Sprey wrote:I was joking. :(


See? You are defensive. ;)
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