Last updated: November 26, 2012
First published: June 6, 2012
Article written by Brett M. Christensen, Steve Williamson
About Brett Christensen and Hoax-Slayer
In response to the new Facebook guidelines I hereby declare that my copyright is attached to all of my personal details, illustrations, comics, paintings, photos and videos, etc. (as a result of the Berner Convention).
For commercial use of the above my written consent is needed at all times!
(Anyone reading this can copy this text and paste it on their Facebook Wall. This will place them under protection of copyright laws, By the present communiqué, I notify Facebook that it is strictly forbidden to disclose, copy, distribute, disseminate, or take any other action against me on the basis of this profile and/or its contents. The aforementioned prohibited actions also apply to employees, students, agents and/or any staff under Facebook's direction or control. The content of this profile is private and confidential information. The violation of my privacy is punished by law (UCC 1 1-308-308 1-103 and the Rome Statute).
Facebook is now an open capital entity. All members are recommended to publish a notice like this, or if you prefer, you may copy and paste this version. If you do not publish a statement at least once, you will be tacitly allowing the use of elements such as your photos as well as the information contained in your profile status updates
For those of you who do not understand the reasoning behind this posting, Facebook is now a publicly traded entityThe original poster of this is clearly not understanding very much at all. " Publicly traded entity" means that one can buy stocks / shares in the company - not the data.
Unless you state otherwise, anyone can infringe on your right to privacy once you post to this site.No they cannot. They can only use what one has failed to "protect" using FB's own privacy controls - i.e. anything you have set to "Public". Stating otherwise on a status update or in your "About" section is meaningless as you agreed to Facebook's terms when you signed up.
It is recommended that you and other members post a similar notice as this, or you may copy and paste this version.All this will do is spread a falsehood.
If you do not post such a statement once, then you are indirectly allowing public use of items such as your photos and the information contained in your status updates.Only for those posted items where you failed to set the privacy settings correctly. Anything that is set to "Public" is exactly that - you have offered it to the world, that's why it says "Public".
PRIVACY NOTICE: Warning - any person and/or institution and/or Agent and/or Agency of any governmental structure including but not limited to the United States Federal Government also using or monitoring/using this website or any of its associated websites, you do NOT have my permission to utilize any of my profile information nor any of the content contained herein including, but not limited to my photos, and/or the comments made about my photos or any other "picture" art posted on my profile.This is completely meaningless "legalese" drivel that holds absolutely NO legal standing whatsoever.
You are hereby notified that you are strictly prohibited from disclosing, copying, distributing, disseminating, or taking any other action against me with regard to this profile and the contents herein. The foregoing prohibitions also apply to your employee, agent , student or any personnel under your direction or control.
The contents of this profile are private and legally privileged and confidential information, and the violation of my personal privacy is punishable by law.No - they are not private in the slightest and they are certainly NOT "legally privileged". If it contains "confidential information" then why is it posted on Facebook? Which law? Oh this one I suppose:
UCC 1-103 1-308 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED WITHOUT PREJUDICESShame that law has no relevance to Internet privacy isn't it? Those particular paragraphs pertain to Commercial law - that's why it's called "Uniform Commercial Code" and are meaningless in the context of this inane piece of crud that is virally being posted all over Facebook.
We have noticed a recent status update that is being widely shared implying the ownership of your Facebook content has recently changed. This is not true and has never been the case.Thus, reposting this message will achieve nothing other than clutter Facebook with even more utterly useless garbage. It will do nothing at all to protect your privacy on Facebook. The Privacy Notice has no legal standing of any kind in any jurisdiction.
Facebook does not own your data and content.
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