Facebook Closes Cool Hunters Account Allegedly For Copyright Issue

Is Facebook doing the right thing? Yes, I mean to ask as see what it has done to the Cool Hunter and in what manner it has done.

Leaving 80,000 fans of Pop Culture website ‘Cool Hunter’ in wonder, Facebook in an unexpected move sealed the account of the site, allegedly for a copyright issue. It is said that the 1 billion users’ website hasn’t given any sort of warning to Cool Hunter.

It’s still unclear why Facebook cracked the whip on pop culture website without warning. The social networking site has banned the website’s Facebook page eight weeks ago, leaving a shock wave to both the company and almost 80,000 fans.

Cool Hunter’s founder Bill Tikos has expressed his unhappiness over the block, saying it would hurt the site to a great extent. It is said that the Facebook fan base expanded by 1,500 to 2,500 per day and also generated more than 10,000 clicks through the social networking site. Cool Hunter has total 2.1 million monthly site visits and also followed in other networking sites like Twitter and Instagram,

Tikos said that the Facebook page was a part of an important strategy and losing the FB was a loss of connection and interaction, and of a massive amount of content. He further added that FB page interaction would provide them the ideas for their weekend playlists, gave them tips for their world tour and great feedbacks.

According to ‘The Next Web, Facebook shut down the account because of “repeat copyright infringement”. Facebook’s term and services clearly state that users cannot “post content or take any action on Facebook that oversteps someone else’s copyright right.

According to Tikos, he didn’t know his company was violating some copyright issues and it was never intentionally broke the rules of the social networking site. However, he admitted that there were two images possibly could have come under copyright issue.

In his blog, Tikos has shown his desperation to reinstate the Facebook account and would do whatever necessary steps need to be taken. However, there is a little hope for the Pop Culture website, as the social networking site remains cold. A spokesperson told the reporter that shutting down the Cool Hunter’s account was a “permanent removal.”

The terms of service of the social networking giant explicitly state users cannot “post content or take any action on Facebook that infringes or violates someone else’s rights or otherwise violates the law.”

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The question remains the same as the first sentence of this post. Has Facebook behaved decently with the pop-culture Web site’s Facebook account? Do share your own views with us and fellow readers in the below given comment box.

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