Facebook Copyright Meme Guidelines Hoax

There is a Facebook "Copyright Meme" spreading like wildfire. It states that if you do not post the "Copyright Meme" on your Facebook wall at least once, you are giving Facebook the right to use your photos, videos, information and other contents, which you have posted on your Facebook wall without your consent. This hoax has fooled millions of Facebook users. Almost all my friends posted this copyright disclaimer on their Facebook walls because they believed the message and though pasting the "Copy Meme" would protect the contents that they have posted on Facebook. These persons were quick to believe this hoax because Facebook recently made changes to their guidelines.

Facebook Copyright Meme Guidelines Hoax

The contents and information that you have post on Facebook is owned and control by you and not Facebook, according to their terms and conditions.

Here is a copy of the Copyright Meme post:

In response to the new Facebook guidelines, I hereby declare that my copyright is attached to all of my personal details, illustrations, graphics, comics, paintings, photos, and videos, etc. (as a result of the Berner Convention). For any and all commercial use of the above my written consent is required in every instance.

(Those reading this may copy and paste this text on their Facebook walls. This will place them under protection of copyright laws. By the present communiqué, I hereby 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 punishable 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, then you may copy and paste this version. If you do not publish a statement at least once, you will be allowing tacitly the use of elements such as your photos, as well as the information contained in your profile status updates


Here is what Facebook has to say about this hoax:

There is a rumor circulating that Facebook is making a change related to ownership of users' information or the content they post to the site. This is false. Anyone who uses Facebook owns and controls the content and information they post, as stated in our terms. They control how that content and information is shared. That is our policy, and it always has been.

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