A few days ago I started seeing Facebook updates with this canned message :
“In response to the new Facebook guidelines I hereby declare that my copyright is attached to all of my personal details, illustrations, comics, paintings, professional 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.)
Well folks. . . . It’s bull shit.
A quick google search, when I saw this posted by a Facebook friend, turned up this article from Snopes that sets the record straight about the false claims that posting this notice somehow protects you as a Facebook user.
When you signed up for Facebook you had to agree to their terms. And FYI, “You own all of the content and information you post on Facebook, and you can control how it is shared through your privacy and application settings.”
Bottom line? If you don’t like their terms, delete your account. . . but for f*#&s sake! Stop posting fake Facebook copyright status.