David Winer's Thread: "Dear Fred: Re your users' content"
Barbara Tien stashed this in User Generated Content
Interesting discussion about the unspoken contract between social media platforms and user generated content. Should social media platforms offer subscribers the opportunity to download their content, or what happens to it should the platform dissolve over time.
Read through the comments and you'll see this discussion wrapped around a little burrito of the personalities that make our industry interesting: Dave Winer, Fred Wilson and -- look down through the comments -- FAKE GRIMLOCK who spells our the core question.