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MySpace

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A social networking web site based in Beverly Hills, California, USA.

MySpace home.

Myspace

A social networking site that focuses on music, movies, celebrities and games. It enables members to create a blog, share music, videos and photos and communicate via instant messaging and e-mail.

MySpace Was the Facebook of the Past
Founded in 2003 by Tom Anderson and Chris DeWolfe, it very quickly became the major social networking site on the Web. In 2005, it was acquired by News Corporation for more than a half billion dollars. Although it was the most visited site on the Web in 2006, within a couple years, MySpace was overtaken by Facebook and continued to decline. By mid-2011, the site had lost about 80% of its unique visitors, and the organization was sold to Specific Media for a fraction of the price paid by News Corp.

A New Focus on Music
Specific Media acquired the site in order to target it for music and entertainment. With the capital "S" dropped in its name (MySpace to Myspace), it is a venue that encourages musicians to upload their music and communicate with fans. The forums were dropped, but the sharing aspects were continued. See social networking site.
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191) discusses discovery requests rather than a wrongful termination Internet speech claim, its determination that the SCA might cover Facebook wall posts and MySpace comments192 indicates a possible extension of SCA coverage beyond passwordprotected blogs to Facebook wall posts and MySpace comments made by users with privacy settings placed on their profiles.
Crispin: Possible Extension of Konop & Pietrylo Beyond Blogs to Facebook Wall Posts & MySpace Comments
196) The defendant argued that he should at least be able to subpoena the Facebook wall postings and MySpace comments because they generally can be seen by anyone with an account to Facebook or MySpace and "access to the user's profile page"; stated otherwise, he claimed such communications are not private and thus fall outside the scope of the SCA's protections.
198) The court thus determined that the SCA's overall purpose (199) prevents the disclosure of not only private Facebook and MySpace messages, but also Facebook wall postings and MySpace comments if the plaintiff placed privacy settings on his social networking pages to prevent the general public from viewing those wall postings and comments.
202) With the Facebook wall postings and MySpace comments, however, the court had to be a little more creative in determining the applicability of the SCA.
Although the court did not affirmatively rule on the SCA's extension to Facebook wall postings and MySpace comments, the court's instructions to the magistrate judge imply that the use of any privacy settings--no matter how ineffective they may be--on a social networking site may supply a user a cause of action under the SCA against any other users who access that user's personal page without his or her permission.
2d at 991 (holding that MySpace comments and Facebook wall posts could be considered private, and thus not subject to subpoenas in a civil suit, if the MySpace or Facebook user configured his or her privacy settings to prevent the general public from accessing his or her information).
BBS and a user's Facebook wall or MySpace comments.
Regarding Facebook Wall posts and MySpace Comments, the court did
focused on Facebook Wall posts and Myspace Comments, the same logic
Thus a Facebook wall posting or a MySpace comment is not protectable as a form of temporary, intermediate storage.